Saudi General Authority for Statistics launches survey to monitor tourism growth

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) has launched the Tourism Establishments Survey; a comprehensive annual economic survey that covers the Kingdom’s tourism sector.

The survey aims to provide data and calculate tourism’s contribution to Saudi gross domestic product. It will also gather data to help determine indicators behind the growth rate of each tourism activity; and the information of workers by sex and nationality.

It will also find the amount of compensation paid to employees; expenditures, revenues, expenditures, rates of operation and performance, and the rate of participation of foreign partners in capital ownership across the tourism industry.

The survey looks to provide agencies, government departments and the private sector with important data and statistical information on tourism.

Data will also be for use in local, regional and international comparison studies; as well as to determine the rate of official and temporary jobs that the tourism sector contains.

GASTAT said that the survey will be conducted by phone, while data can be sent through email and database records found; at the relevant government agencies.