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The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

Following the news September 27 that Saudi Arabia has introduced reforms to its visa regulations and dress-code restrictions for women to encourage foreign tourists, Richard Thompson, editorial director, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on Saudi Arabia’s tourism market.

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), one of the world’s leading business partners for managed travel, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Kanoo Travel, one of the largest travel management networks in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute USD70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP for this year, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to offer at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

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