Some of the things I learned in my Masters included the fact that fact that tourism in Saudi Arabia has brought great benefits to the country. Tourism has led to a better understanding between many different types of people. When people come together in a different country, they are able to mix well, regardless of backgrounds, religious affiliations or cultures. Tourists come to a country to have an opportunity to relax and learn about different cultures. They take in the ambiance, the foods and the customs of that country. Saudi Arabia has always been a good place to go for understanding new cultures.
Tourism can also have negative challenges in the country. As an example, environmental challenges can happen when people who do not understand the country are visiting. They can also disregard national and traditions of nationals. Often, sand dunes and pollution can create problems for the environment. All of these are issues that I would like to explore and study at a deeper level.
Saudi Arabia has a harsh desert climate and can experience extreme temperatures, which means that most people will visit only four months of the year: mid-April, February, November and October. I would like to find out whether there is something that we can do that will create tourism all year round.
My interest in tourism goes back to an interest that I had as a child. I have liked travel as an adult because I enjoy meeting people and helping them. As an Arabian man, I know that there can be stereotypes with some foreigners who may come to my country and there can be challenges because of misunderstandings. I want to complete my PhD in this area so that I can understand more about the global market and how people interact with Saudis. I have a thirst for knowledge in this area and that is why I want to continue to do it on a deeper level.
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