Kuwaitis spend 11% of annual income on tourism

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Kuwaitis spend 11% of annual income on tourism

Kuwaitis spend 11% of annual income on tourism

According to official statistics, Kuwaitis’ total spending on travel increased by 17.6 percent in 2018, where they spent KD 4.03 billion ($13.9 billion), compared to only KD 3.43 billion ($11.31 billion) in 2017. The statistics also showed revenues from tourism have retreated by 10.6 percent as the tourism sector only made KD 378 million compared to KD 423 million in 2017. A World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) study had pointed out Kuwaitis annually spend 11 percent of their income on tourism, travelling and recreation – the highest in GCC states – followed by Saudis, who spend 7 percent of their income on tourism, Qataris 5.7 percent, Omanis 3.3 percent and Bahrainis 2.1 percent.