Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost

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Riyadh : With Saudi Arabia’s government announcing reforms aimed at moving the kingdom away from its dependence on oil, another source of income looks set to become a major contributor to the economy – religious tourism.The authorities plan to relax restrictions governing visas for Muslim pilgrims, meaning those travelling to Mecca and Medina will be able to extend their stay and visit non-religious cultural cities and sites.NewsS

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