Saudi Arabia to Provide 250,000 Jobs for Riyadh Expo 2030
National Tourism Strategy and Job Creation
Minister Al Khateeb referenced the inauguration of the National Tourism Strategy in 2019, aiming to increase the sector’s contribution to the domestic product from 3% to 10% by 2030. This ambitious goal necessitates the creation of one million additional jobs in the tourism industry by the same year.
Global Labor Market Trends
Speaking on the digitization of services, especially in trade and manufacturing, Minister Al Khateeb acknowledged its impact on the labor market. He noted that the travel and tourism sector, accounting for 10% of the global labor market and providing 330 million jobs in 2019, faced challenges during the pandemic, particularly in airlines and hotels, which collectively lost 60 million jobs.
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