Moroccan experience in desert tourism hailed

Updated 10 February 2016
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Moroccan experience in desert tourism hailed

RIYADH: The Moroccan experience in desert tourism is largely similar to that of Saudi Arabia, which boasts of a unique diversity in culture in its different regions, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), has said.
He made the statement as he opened a workshop on the Moroccan experience in desert tourism at the National Museum here.
The opening ceremony was attended by SCTNH officials, mayors, investors and workers in the tourism industry and hospitality sectors, among others.
"There’s no doubt that Morocco is among the leading countries, if not the leader, in desert tourism. The similarities in the Saudi and Moroccan experiences are in terms of the rural population, villages and communities.
In both experiences, there’s originality and hospitality, which are the most important components of tourism,” he said.
Prince Sultan said the workshop is part of a tourism strategy “which we’re working on and it is related to the development of tourist tracks and deserts and the preservation of heritage.”
“We hope that this collaboration will open up economic and commercial possibilities for local investors in the Kingdom,” he said
“This sector will also bring economic opportunities and provide additional income to families who’d be involved in this sector in villages,” he added.
The workshop showed the Moroccan experience in tourist tracks and organization of integrated desert route and services. Proper and effective promotion of desert tourism were also discussed.


Misk Innovation initiative participates in International Technology Fair in Paris

The Misk Innovation initiative aims to promote and support talent and innovation through local and international programs. SPA
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Misk Innovation initiative participates in International Technology Fair in Paris

  • Misk presented seven technological innovations in various fields
  • Misk Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and providing opportunities for the Kingdom’s youth and leading them to a bright future

JEDDAH: The Misk Innovation initiative, supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), participated in the International Technology Fair “VivaTech” on Saturday in Paris.
This is the first participation of its kind to support the emerging technological creations of a number of innovators from the Kingdom’s youth.
In its pavilion, Misk presented seven technological innovations in various fields, including those that serve the hearing-impaired through technical support, the aviation industry, automotive electronic solutions, road safety, Arabic and international media monitoring, and the perfume industry.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition on May 24, which was attended by a number of international technology company directors, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his hope that his country would become a fertile ground for start-ups.
The Saudi ambassador to France, Khaled Al-Anqari, attended the opening of the Saudi Pavilion “Misk Innovation.”
The executive director of Misk Innovation, Dima Al-Yahya, said that the young national talents participating in the three-day event reflected the creativity and innovations of Saudi nationals to the international community, noting that their participation gave them opportunities to learn and develop for the best.
Misk Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and providing opportunities for the Kingdom’s youth and leading them to a bright future through Vision 2030 in transforming and diversifying the Saudi economy.
The Misk Innovation initiative aims to promote and support talent and innovation through local and international programs and partnerships in three key areas: Education, culture and information.