Could anyone inform me why the hotels/tourist agencies,etc... don't process and sponsor tourist visa for nationals that require pre-arranged visas. All the hotels etc... only seem to process business visas. Does the Kingdom only want tourists from those countries that can obtain visa on arrivals, as they are not making it easy for the other countries to obtain tourist visas. They mention on their websites that hotels/airlines/tourist agencies can sponsor one for a visa, but in reality none of them provide this service for tourist. The embassies don't issue visas, so that is a dead end too. Any alternative ways of securing a tourist visa,if one does not knowing a local sponsor?