Kuwaitis spend 11% of annual income on tourism

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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.

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Hary Paul
Thursday, May 16, 2019
"According to official statistics, KUWAITIS'' total spending on travel increased by 17.6 percent in 2018, where they spent KD 4.03 billion ($13.9 billion US).
Now, total resistance by all expatriates (number must be at least 1. 5 million working people including house-maid, cleaning and agricultural visa holders are approximately KD.4.2 billion ($ 14.45 billion US). And there are MPs in the parliament wish to grab a portion of that money by imposing 5% remittance tax.
Thanks to kind hearted govt. it is not yet implemented. But we expats are keeping our finger crossed.
God bless expats. in Kuwait


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