Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Global context

Measure2018
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)16.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure24
Number of outbound visits (m)9.4
Most visited destinationBahrain
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)33.4
GDP per capita PPP (US$)52,696
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.1
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)0.2

Inbound visits to Britain from Saudi Arabia

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Average spend per visit (GBP)

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Access to Britain from Saudi Arabia

Measure2018
Weekly aircraft departures32
Weekly seat capacity8,596
Airports with direct routes in Saudi Arabia2
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There are 32 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 8,586 seats a week*
  • Two airports in Saudi Arabia serve two British airports*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Saudi Arabia is £78

 

*2018 data (excluding routes from Madinah to the UK)