Saudi Arabia pulls out the stops to draw more tourists


Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to see tourism contribute 10% of Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product by 2030 — and the country plans to tap everything from a 2,000-year-old UNESCO heritage site to the “the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world” to make it happen.

Next month, Saudi Arabia will introduce a new tourism visa that it hopes will attract foreign visitors. Currently, the Kingdom’s visa process requires a letter from the government.


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