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Saudi Arabia Outbound - October 2014

“Saudi Arabian outbound travel is a dynamic market that is transforming at great speed, yet remains conservative in many ways. The Saudi Arabian economy has grown rapidly in recent years, buoyed by its rising population, growing middle class and high levels of consumer expenditure.”
- Jessica Rawlinson, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What are the main factors driving fast growth in the Saudi Arabia outbound market?
  • What influence does Saudi Arabian culture have on the outbound travel market?
  • How is digital technology influencing the travel behaviour of Saudi Arabian travellers?
  • What are the most popular destinations for Saudi outbound travellers?
  • Who are the major players in the Saudi Arabia tourism and transport industry?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Market Drivers

        • Population
            • Figure 1: Saudi Arabia – mid-year population, 1950-2050
            • Figure 2: Saudi Arabia – demographic profile of population, 2010 & 2050
          • Economy
            • Consumer income
              • Social restrictions
                • Figure 3: Saudi Arabia – GDP statistics, 2008-13
              • Exchange rates
                • Figure 4: Selected exchange rates against the Saudi Riyal, 2009-13
              • Tourism balance
                • Figure 5: Tourism balance, 2009-13
            • Outbound Tourism

              • Arrivals
                • Figure 6: Outbound tourist trips* from Saudi Arabia, 2008-12
              • Destinations
                • Figure 7: Outbound tourism trips by region, 2011-12
              • Gulf & Middle East
                • Bahrain
                  • UAE
                    • Kuwait
                      • Jordan
                        • Egypt
                          • Yemen
                            • Qatar
                              • Lebanon
                                • Oman
                                  • Syria
                                    • Figure 8: Outbound trips from Arab countries, 2011-12
                                  • Asia Pacific
                                    • India
                                      • Pakistan
                                        • Bangladesh
                                          • Philippines
                                            • Sri Lanka
                                              • Singapore
                                                • Other
                                                  • Figure 9: Outbound trips to Asia Pacific by major market, 2011-12
                                                • Europe
                                                  • Figure 10: Outbound trips to Europe by major market, 2011-12
                                                • Africa
                                                  • Americas
                                                  • Market Characteristics

                                                    • Pre-booking behaviour and booking methods
                                                      • Demographics
                                                        • Purpose of visit
                                                            • Figure 11: Outbound trips by purpose of visit, 2011-12
                                                          • Expenditure
                                                            • Figure 12: Expenditure of outbound tourists by type, 2011-12
                                                          • Length of stay
                                                            • Figure 13: Outbound trips by length of stay, 2011-12
                                                          • Seasonality
                                                              • Figure 14: Outbound trips by month, 2011-12
                                                          • Transport

                                                              • Figure 15: Outbound trips by mode of transport, 2011-12
                                                            • Air
                                                              • Air Arabia
                                                                • EgyptAir Saudi Arabia
                                                                  • Emirates Airline Saudi Arabia
                                                                    • Etihad Airways
                                                                      • flynas
                                                                        • flydubai Saudi Arabia
                                                                          • Gulf Air
                                                                            • Jazeera Airways
                                                                              • Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
                                                                                • Qatar Airways
                                                                                  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
                                                                                    • Other
                                                                                      • Road
                                                                                        • Rail
                                                                                          • Sea
                                                                                          • Accommodation

                                                                                              • Figure 16: Outbound trips by type of accommodation, 2011-12
                                                                                          • Tour Operators and Travel Agencies

                                                                                              • Saudi Arabian travel companies
                                                                                                • Al Tayyar Travel Group (ATG)
                                                                                                  • Attar Travel
                                                                                                    • dnata
                                                                                                      • Elaf Travel & Tourism Company
                                                                                                        • Kanoo Travel Saudi Arabia
                                                                                                          • Zahid Travel Group
                                                                                                            • Zamil Travel
                                                                                                              • OTAs
                                                                                                                • Booking.com
                                                                                                                  • Expedia
                                                                                                                    • Agoda
                                                                                                                      • Wego
                                                                                                                        • Flyin
                                                                                                                          • Other
                                                                                                                          • What Next?

                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                            Saudi Arabia Outbound - October 2014

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