City Travel Briefing: Riyadh

November 2013

Riyadh has strong potential for growth in tourism. It is the capital city of a booming economy, and home to thousands of foreign expatriates. And yet the city still lags behind much of the competition, in light of the cultural barriers and stringent laws that making it difficult to boost leisure tourism. Nonetheless, a variety of developments are taking place, including the airport’s expansion plans, and the large number of international chained hotels opening their doors in the city.

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  • Top-level strategic analysis of how major consumer trends will influence global markets
  • Consumer insight
  • Impact across all relevant consumer markets
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  • Key market snapshots
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Key findings

Key Facts

Macro view
Supreme Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) strategy
SWOT: Riyadh

Tourism Flows

Inbound arrivals
Business vs leisure
Domestic tourism
Future outlook for tourism flows

Travel Accommodation

Supply and pipeline
Hotel performance
Future outlook for travel accommodation


Getting to Riyadh
Future outlook for transportation


Tourist visitor attractions
Future outlook for attractions

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Data parameters and report definitions


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