International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Toward Empowering the Labor Saudization of Tourism Sector in Saudi Arabia
Professor Sultan N. Abu Tayeh, Dr. Mairna H. Mustafa

Saudi Arabia is one of the countries known for its high dependency on imported labor in many sectors including tourism. Although of the increasing imported leakage caused by expatriates and unemployment among Saudis, owners of tourism businesses tend more to hire non-locals since they are more willing to undertake physically demanding tasks with lower wages. This paper is analyzing tourism labor in Saudi Arabia, and discusses the potential of implementing Saudization in tourism sector.

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