Al-Baha tourism documentary wins gold at Cairo festival

A village built on a marble mountain attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Updated 18 November 2017
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Al-Baha tourism documentary wins gold at Cairo festival

RIYADH: A documentary about the rich heritage of Al-Baha tourism has won a top award at the Cairo Radio and Television Festival.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) documentary, Al Baha Tourism 37, won gold at the festival held in Cairo from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10.
Zahir bin Mohamed Al-Shehri, the director general of the SCTH branch in Al-Baha and secretary-general of the Al-Baha Tourism Development Council (TDC), said the award was the outcome of the efforts of the Talent Development Company (TDC).
“The SCTH, Al-Baha branch, and the TDC made a distinguished effort with the Mufid Media Co. and the director of the documentary film, and the joint work has now been appreciated with the gold,” he said.
He said that the preparation of the screenplay was done with three themes in mind: Al-Baha’s participation in Vision 2030, the charm of Al-Baha and the presentation of its urban heritage, monuments, heritage villages, museums and forts.
“These themes combined well in the documentary presentation and won it the gold award,” Al-Shehri said.
He said the area’s beautiful landscape attracted tourists and vacationers from throughout the Kingdom and Gulf countries.
Al-Shehri praised the efforts of Al-Baha Governor Prince Husam bin Saud, who is the chairman of the Al-Baha Tourism Development Council, for his support for tourism services in the region under the attention of SCTH President Prince Sultan bin Salman.
The Kingdom is witnessing unprecedented attention of its national heritage with the support of King Salman under the umbrella of the Program for Caring for Cultural Heritage.


Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Mohammad Abdulhameed is raising his daughter Maria single-handedly. (AN photo)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Saudi Commission on Tourism and Heritage chief on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

JEDDAH: The president of Saudi Arabia’s Commission for Tourism and National Heritage arrived in Sarajevo on Monday, as part of an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has expressed King Salman’s sincere greetings to the people and the government of  Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He was then received by the chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegovic, at their headquarters in the capital, Sarajevo. 

Prince Sultan is on an official state visit to the Balkan state upon the instructions of King Salman, who is keen to bolster ties with the country and open new horizons of cooperation between both states.