Eighty-two percent of House of Saudi royal family members comprising some 5000 people travel to foreign counties and 18 percent to Saudi Arabia’s inner areas annually, says a report released by German institute of Inter Nations, derived from the finding of a survey of some 2800 Al Saud family conducted on 14 October to 22 November 2016.
According to the report, the overseas trips of the House of Saud members are destined to Morocco, UAE, France, Turkey, and Switzerland respectively, 92 percent of which with “pleasure-seeking purposes” and only 8 percent for tourism objectives and historical monuments visits. The report also suggests that annual hajj pilgrimage comprises 9 percent of the domestic travels while Umrah (recommended hajj pilgrimage) and other trips to Saudi Arabia constitute the rest of the domestic trips (7% and 2% respectively).
On the other side of the coin, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are the worst Arab countries in terms of security and safety for foreign tourists, said a report by Inter Nations cited by “alyaoum24.com”. According to this report, Morocco enjoys the best place among the Arab countries for Tourism attraction and tourists’ satisfaction while Saudi Arabia and Kuwait got the worst places.