Saudi tourism body launches tour guide training in Madinah

Specialists introduced trainees to the methods used to guide people through historical sites, museums and landmarks. (Reuters)
Updated 25 March 2019
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Saudi tourism body launches tour guide training in Madinah

  • The SCTH in Madinah was looking forward to providing distinguished services for tourists

MADINAH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Madinah organized two tour guide training sessions last week, in cooperation with the National Center for Human Resources Development (Takamul).
The five-day sessions took on 32 trainees, introducing them to the tasks of tour guides, including presenting historical information to people with no prior knowledge of the subject under time constraints, as well as teaching other skills the SCTH deems essential for the profession.
Specialists introduced trainees to the methods used to guide people through historical sites, museums and landmarks in Madinah, and to explain their significance in a concise, easily appreciated manner.
Faisal Al-Madani, director of the SCTH in Madinah, said the training sessions aimed to prepare people for a successful career in the tourism and hospitality industries, improve standards across the region, and introduce discipline and rigor in presenting research and information to groups of people.
He added that the SCTH in Madinah was looking forward to providing distinguished services for tourists.


Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh

Updated 21 April 2019
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Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh

Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack on an interior ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV said.

Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails.

The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center in Riyadh, but were intercepted by security and prevented the vehicle from gaining access into the compund.

An ensuing firefight resulted in the death of the attackers Al-Arabiya added.