Crown prince leads Saudi tourism workshop

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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
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“Tourism Talk” workshop covered a number of items about tourism in the Kingdom. (SPA)
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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
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The crown prince chaired the session in Turaif. (SPA)
Updated 10 February 2019
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Crown prince leads Saudi tourism workshop

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman chaired a “Tourism Talk” workshop on Wednesday in historic Diriyah’s Al-Turaif district. The event — which featured the participation of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, of which the crown prince is president, and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage — explored the aims and direction of the tourism sector in the Saudi Arabia in view of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

It covered three main topics: an overview of the tourism industry, globally and locally; the aspirations of the tourism sector in the Kingdom; and the partners that can help develop the sector. The workshop looked at global growth prospects for tourism, the economic, social and cultural returns, and the role of the tourism sector in creating investment opportunities.

It also included an analysis of opportunities tourism offers Saudi Arabia, including the enhancement of the Kingdom’s position globally in the sector, and considered the elements that contribute to a successful tourism industry. The opportunities and possibilities for national tourism were also discussed.


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.