Saudi Arabia Tourism Minister attended the G20 tourism summit in Goa, India


Riyadh/New Delhi – The G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting was held in Goa, India, and the Saudi Arabian minister of tourism attended.

Ahmed Al-Khateeb informed the audience that the Kingdom backed India’s “Goa Tourism Plan” to expand the tourism sector responsibly. According to him, the proposal was in line with the Kingdom’s tourist policy, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

He said that Saudi Arabia was a tourism pioneer, with 7.8 million visitors in the first three months of 2023, an increase of 64 percent over the corresponding period in 2019.

The event’s theme was “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”

The ministerial meeting was concurrent with the 4th G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting, when progress was discussed. They also went over the top five goals for advancing global tourist collaboration.

Al-Khateeb extended an invitation to his G20 counterparts to join in Saudi Arabia’s celebration of World Tourism Day on September 28.

The minister also met with the leaders of the delegations in attendance several times to explore future collaboration and share experiences.

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