Saudi’s ambitious strategy wins global tourism leaders’ praise

Saudi’s ambitious strategy wins global tourism leaders’ praise

Saudi Arabia - The leaders at the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in Riyadh have described Saudi Arabia’s ambition to become one of the top 5 destinations in the world in the next decade as 'unparalleled' in the history of tourism and travel.

Opening the 22nd edition of the Summit, Arnold Donald, Chair, WTTC & Vice Chair of the Board, Carnival Corporation, welcomed the nearly 3000 participants to what will be the biggest ever meeting of global tourism and travel industry leaders.

Praising the goals set by the Kingdom to welcome 100 million international and domestic travelers a year by 2030, Donald said: "These are ambitions that are unparalleled in the history of our sector. Over the past three years it has been a great privilege to see the progress made here with our own eyes."

Welcoming the leaders of the tourism world to Riyadh, summit host, Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb said: "We have the power to shape the sector, bridge cultures, and transform communities. We are fortunate to be in the position to effect change. We must not let this opportunity pass by us. Let us ensure that here in Riyadh, we really do deliver a better future