Saudi Arabia: Tourism ministry targets 260,000 new jobs in three years

Saudi Arabia: Tourism ministry targets 260,000 new jobs in three years

The Ministry of Tourism is seeking to provide 260,000 job opportunities in the next three years, and 1 million jobs by 2030, bringing up total available job opportunities to 1.6 million, Alriyadh newspaper reported citing, Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA).

 Almost 600,000 people are employed in jobs related to tourism.

Tourism accounts for 10% of the world’s average income. For example, tourism accounts for 18% of Spain’s income, 16% in France, compared to just 3.5% in Saudi Arabia, Al Khateeb said, adding that he aims to raise the tourism sector contribution to 10%.

Saudi Arabia is planning to open 38 tourism locations across seven destinations by 2022, compared to the existing 15 locations in four destinations.

Launched the Saudi Summer campaign, as part of the Ministry of Tourism’s efforts to revive the sector, which was most hit by the COVID-19 fallout, Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the STA, said in a statement, Al Khateeb added on the sidelines of launching the Saudi Summer campaign.


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