Saudi's tourism minister: 'Long way to go'
12 December 2013 Last updated at 09:33 GMT
Sheikh Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was the first astronaut of royal blood and the first Arab and Muslim to fly into outer space.
His feet are firmly on the ground, however, when it comes to tourism in the Kingdom.
As the Saudi Minister for Tourism, he says that the government is concentrating its resources on facilities for Saudi Arabians before starting to think about mass tourism.