International arrivals to Saudi Arabia increased by 11% in 2013, to reach 18 million trips. This was significant growth compared with the review period, when the number of trips witnessed a CAGR of 2%. Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent on religious tourism, as it does not have any other tourist visa, barring family visit visas and business visas. Each year, millions of pilgrims come to the country throughout the year for this purpose. 2013 saw a surge in the number of pilgrims, as the government continued its massive expansion projects at the holy mosques in Makkah, significantly expanding the capacity. This also made Makkah the city with the most arrivals in 2013. In addition, the number of hotels continued to grow in 2013 to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims, thus resulting in the stronger performance of inbound tourism.