Saudi Arabia’s Post-Eid Tourism Growth: WINGIE Predicts Up to 60% Expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following a busy Eid al-Adha and pilgrimage season, Saudi Arabia is maintaining its momentum with a surge in tourism. WINGIE, the leading travel marketplace in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, has observed a significant 57% increase in bookings to Saudi Arabia from international travelers compared to the previous year post-Eid. This surge signals heightened interest in the country’s diverse attractions.

Summer 2024 Events Driving Tourism

  1. Saudi Summer 2024 (May-September): Running until the end of September, this extended event promises diverse activities and events catering to all ages and interests.
  2. Summer in AlUla (May 9-August 31): Known for its mild evenings and low humidity, AlUla offers a unique summer experience with countless events related to art, heritage, adventure, sports, and music.
  3. Aseer Summer Season 2024 (June 1-September 1): This natural oasis provides a cool escape with mist-filled air and stunning landscapes, hosting numerous events suitable for all.
  4. Jeddah Season 2024 (June 28-August 28): With the theme “Once Again,” this year’s longest edition promises captivating events and activities.
  5. Esports World Cup in Riyadh (July 4-August 25): Featuring a prize pool of over $60 million, this event will attract global attention and position Saudi Arabia as a major player in the esports industry.

Saudi Arabia’s tourism landscape is thriving, drawing visitors from Egypt, Turkey, Germany, India, and the UAE. The average cost of a flight to Saudi Arabia stands at USD 207.

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