Tourism predicted to become largest employment sector

Updated 05 February 2014
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Tourism predicted to become largest employment sector

RIYADH: The year 2014 will witness a fresh boom in the tourism sector in the Kingdom, said Saudi Commission For Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan Bin Salman, here on Monday.
The prince was speaking at the Seventh Global Competitiveness Forum which concluded in Riyadh on Monday. He was making the keynote address at a session on “ Developing the Appeal of a Destination” at the forum.
The chairman said that the tourism and heritage sector enjoys the support and patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to develop the sector for the benefit of the nation. Accordingly, he said SCTA would exert all its efforts to improve this sector.
Describing it as the second largest sector to provide employment opportunities, he said some 751,000 people have been employed in the sector in the year 2012. He predicted that this sector would eventually become the largest sector to employ the highest number of workers in the country.


Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi leadership condole with Khashoggi’s family and relatives

  • King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked with the son of the late journalist on Sunday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have extended their condolences to the family and relatives of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Monday.
King Salman expressed his deepest sympathy in a telephone call Sunday to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of the 59-year-old journalist, who died in Istanbul early this month.
The crown prince also condoled with Salah Jamal Khashoggi by phone, the SPA said.
Khashoggi's son thanked the king and the crown prince, the report added. 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir earlier said that the death of Khashoggi was the result of a “rogue operation” by people acting beyond the scope of their authority.