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Jeddah hotels continue to recover after reopening to tourists

Properties across Saudi city recorded an average occupancy of 55% last month

Following the opening of Saudi borders to tourists, Jeddah’s hotel sector is showing signs of recovery with average daily rates (ADR) nearing US$200.

According to data analysts STR, hotels in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah recorded an ADR of SAR660 (US$176) during July and a RevPAR of SAR363 (US$96) with occupancies for the month reaching 55%.

Fully vaccinated tourists can now enter the kingdom without the need for quarantine, provided that an official vaccination certificate is presented upon arrival, and proof of a PCR test with its negative result within 72 hours from the time of departure.

Approved vaccinations for entry into Saudi Arabia include two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

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Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said: “We are very happy to receive the kingdom’s guests again after a pause due to the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We focused our efforts during the pause on close cooperation with our partners in all sectors to ensure a safe return through which visitors to the kingdom can enjoy exploring its tourist treasures, important destinations and landmarks, enjoy unique tourist experiences and learn about the culture of generosity and hospitality characterising Saudi society.”

For the full report, visit www.str.com

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