International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Tourism Industry: An Analytical Overview of the KSA Prospective of the Sector

Author(s): Rasha Ahmad Almaaitah, Ghadah Mohammed Almulhim, Shaimaa Abokhanger Mohammed

 This study aimed at analyzing the role of entrepreneurship in the tourism industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For that the researchers adopted the descriptive analysis methodology, by applying an online questionnaire to the study sample with the size of 350 workers in the tourism sector in the Kingdom who are concerned in sustainable tourism development. Results showed that all the study independent variables have positive impact on the process of developing the tourism industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the point of view of sector workers. And respondents agreed with a high level of agreement that the development the tourism industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires that the government has to come to appreciate entrepreneurship as one of the key factors that can help the country to achieve economic growth in the tourism sector. Results also emphasized that fostering entrepreneurship is vital for the developing countries if they are to recover and resume growth as well as develop and transform their economies.

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