Undercover guests to evaluate Saudi tourist services

A Saudi guide (C-bottom) leads a group of foreign tourists through the Al-Wahbah volcanic crater in the Al-Wahbah desert, some 360 kms northeast of Jeddah, on November 17, 2017. (AFP)
Updated 26 January 2019
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Undercover guests to evaluate Saudi tourist services

  • As part of the program, people from inside or outside the commission will visit facilities and organizations to evaluate services

RIYADH: A mystery shopping program will help monitor the quality of tourism services and facilities across the Kingdom.
The technique, used around the world by market research firms and internally by individual companies, is part of a drive by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to evaluate and improve tourist accommodation and activities throughout the country.
As part of the program, people from inside or outside the commission will visit facilities and organizations to evaluate services. Visitors’ identities will be kept secret to ensure a realistic appraisal.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.