In alignment with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 to maximize the economic impact of open data, the Saudi Tourism Authority has provided open data through the open data portal on its website and through the national open data platform to enable stakeholders to use and benefit from it.

What is Open Data

It is a collection of public data – machine-readable – available to everyone for free and without technical or financial restrictions and in multiple formats to facilitate its processing and reuse, which aims to enhance participation and raise the level of knowledge. Users of this data should review the usage policy to know about any updates made to it.

Open Data Principle

  1. Open by Default: Making disclosable data from the Saudi Tourism Authority accessible and usable through the authority electronic portal or the national open data platform, or both.
  2. Open Format and Machine Readability: Data is made available in a machine-readable format that allows processing (CSV, XLS, JSON, XML).
  3. Data Timeliness: Publishing the latest version of the available data periodically every year.
  4. Inclusivity: Providing open data that is comprehensive and includes as much detail as possible.
  5. Non-discrimination: Open data is available to everyone and does not require login.
  6. No Financial Charge: Open data is available to all for free.
  7. Licensing of Open Data in the Kingdom: The availability of open data is based on a regulatory framework.
  8. Development of Governance Model and Inclusivity: Allowing data sharing to enhance transparency and integration with various entities.
  9. Comprehensive Development and Innovation: Providing business models from open data to assist users in reusing the data.

Open Data Users

Saudi Tourism Authority allows portal users to view open data, and they have the right to use this data at their own risk, and this right is guaranteed to all beneficiaries.


Responsibility of Open Data Users:

  1. Using the open data on the electronic portal constitutes an acknowledgment by the user of their commitment to the terms and conditions of the open data usage policy.
  2. The user of the open data is responsible for reusing the data on STA’s website, and the reuse of these data should not result in any errors related to the content of the data, its source, and its date.
  3. The results of studies that are published must be free from errors related to the validity, integrity, and accuracy of the data.

Responsibility of the Authority:

  1. The Saudi Tourism Authority disclaims any responsibility for any damage or misuse that may befall the user as a result of using the open data on STA’s website.
  2. The authority disclaims responsibility towards the users of this data and any damage or loss that may occur to them due to its reuse.

Method Of Use

The open data library offers a variety of file formats that can be viewed or downloaded, and you may need to install specific software to fully utilize these data. and others.

  1. XLS: These are files that contain Excel spreadsheets. You can view these tables by installing a free Excel viewer program.
  2. CSV: These files can be opened using many tools such as Microsoft Excel, Notepad, and others

Usage Policy

  1. The provision and use of governmental data in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are subject to the open data main principles issued by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and to the Open Data License published on the National open data platform.
  2. The user must not distort this data or its source.
  3. The data must not be used for political purposes or to support any illegal or criminal activity, nor in racist or discriminatory comments, incitement, negatively influencing culture or equality, or any activity that is irregular or contrary to the customs and traditions of the Kingdom.
  4. The source of the information that has been reused must be cited by including a link to the Saudi Tourism Authority's electronic portal to maintain the intellectual property of the data and its credibility and the accuracy of its source.
  5. The user is responsible for the reuse of the data and any errors in interpretation that are caused by the analysis of the data.