The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.
The strategic partnership will harness the power and expertise of WTTC’s global membership, world class events and 30 years experience in research and strategic policy work to support Saudi Arabia’s ambitious goals and Vision 2030 plan.
According to WTTC’s annual economic impact research data, in 2018 Travel & Tourism directly accounted for three percent of Saudi Arabia’s GDP and supported 0.6 million jobs (five percent of employment).
Saudi Arabia, with a thriving religious tourism sector, is already the largest travel and tourism economy in the Middle East.
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) concluded its participation in the 12th edition of the historical Souk Okaz Festival, which ended recently in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has uncovered 10 new archeological discoveries on the sidelines of the first Saudi Archaeology Convention, which was held on November 09, at the National Museum in Riyadh.
H.R.H. Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage, had a meeting on October 08 with the New Zealand's ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hamish MacMaster.
Under the supervision of the newly established entity National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH), represented by its Department of Licensing, hosted a training workshop for senior hotel staff in Riyadh.
Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has announced positive outcome of its initiatives encouraging investment into the hospitality sector, which registered 300 percent growth between 2009 – 2016.
In line with National Transformation Program 2020, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has implemented Tourism Marketing Council initiative in partnership with the private sector to manage tourism marketing services.
Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has announced the launch of six initiatives approved under the National Transformation Program 2020 as a part of the project National Tourism Development and National Heritage of the Kingdom.
A scientific team from Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has concluded a historic and archaeological study of Souk Okaz in Taif, revealing its historical importance.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has made an extra step towards achieving an integrated tourist experience system by launching a tourist taxi service in five areas popular among visitors.