Tourism Minister Voices Gratitude to The Leadership


​​Tourism Minister Voices Gratitude to The Leadership

On the occasion of the Council of Ministers’ approval of the organization of the Ministry of Tourism, His Excellency Minister of Tourism Mr. Ahmed bin Aqil Al Khateeb conveyed his gratitude and appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, praising the Cabinet’s generous approval. Al Khateeb also stressed that the tourism sector in the Kingdom is witnessing major leap and receives big support from the wise leadership just as other sectors, out of the leadership’s belief in the tourism sector that enjoys major economic and development impacts that the ministry is working to improve, whether through providing an opportunity for further and diversified investment channels and fields or through increasing the employment opportunities.

The approval of the organization of the Ministry of Tourism is also an addition to several steps that have been implemented in this regard in a bid to support the tourism sector in the Kingdom and developing and diversifying its field so as to provide an attractive investment environment in the sector. 

Al Khateeb​ concluded his statement with referring to the huge potential available in the Kingdom in terms of having the factors necessary to create a comprehensive and diversified tourism industry thanks to the big area of the Kingdom and diversified terrain and multiple geographical environments, which makes Saudi Arabia at the top of international tourist destinations by 2030, which represents one of the strategic goals of the national tourism as part of the Saudi Vision 2030. He also noted that the Kingdom was the first Arab country chosen by the World Tourism Organization to open a regional office, which reflects the status of the Kingdom on the world map of the tourism sector in addition to its being a member in the G20 that is currently chaired by Saudi Arabia, praying to God to protect the leadership and homeland and to bless the efforts exerted to realize all aspirations and ambitions.