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hospitality administration and management, marketing, tourism and travel
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A decade ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) was not perceived to be a popular tourism destination except for religious purposes, the government of KSA has been proactive in recent years building new destinations, changing longstanding policies, focusing on tourism and hospitality education, and renovating its image to attract domestic and international tourists. Tourism contributed to almost 9% of the Kingdom’s GDP in 2018, around 65 billion dollars (WTTC, 2019). The purpose of this paper is to understand the sentiment that tourists have regarding the new tourism campaigns in KSA, to have transparent feedback about the experiences and services mostly adopted by tourists, and to study the feasibility of KSA Vision 2030 regarding the tourism sector. This study will perform an open data analysis by extracting and analyzing data from a well-known online source (Twitter). Results will highlight the utilization of online data tools to measure tourism trends.
Aldakhil, Faisal Mohammed, "Tourist Responses to Tourism Experiences in Saudi Arabia" (2020). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4453.
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