Saudi Arabia has approved a new law to boost the development of the tourism sector in the Arab world’s largest economy, attract more investment in the sector and increase visitor numbers. This is part of efforts by the Saudi government to diversify the country's economy away from oil.
The new tourism law, approved by a resolution passed by the Council of Ministers this week, will establish a new regulatory environment to “attract tourism innovators and improve ease of doing business” in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia is developing a number of tourism projects as it seeks to raise the economic contribution of the tourism sector from 3 per cent of gross domestic product to 10 per cent by 2030.
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