Business Tourism in The Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Business tourism historically contributes 9% of Tourism visits in the Kingdom. There were 4 million tourism visits by Business travelers to Saudi in 2018. The goal would be to increase the number of tourism visits conducted by business travelers to 10-11 million per year by 2030.
It is a common sight to board a plane departing Dubai on Sunday or Monday of each week to Riyadh or Jeddah, and be greeted by a plane full of consultants and business travelers. The aspiration of Vision 2030’s tourism objectives with regards to these types of business travelers is twofold. First, they hope to increase the number of business travelers to Saudi Arabia in general through an ever-growing economy as well as through a targeted MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Strategy, making Saudi Arabia a hub for busine