Tourism body puts Al-Jouf under inspection spotlight

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Saudi tourism body in Al-Jouf has been conducting surveillance tours to monitor the standard of services being offered to residents and visitors. (SPA)
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Saudi tourism body in Al-Jouf has been conducting surveillance tours to monitor the standard of services being offered to residents and visitors. (SPA)
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Updated 21 May 2019
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Tourism body puts Al-Jouf under inspection spotlight

  • Yasser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali: The inspection trips aimed to ensure that quality standards were being met

SAKAKA: Travel agencies and accommodation providers in Al-Jouf region have come under the spotlight as part of a series of inspections by Saudi tourism officials.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Al-Jouf has been conducting surveillance tours to monitor the standard of services being offered to residents and visitors.
Yasser bin Ibrahim Al-Ali, SCTH director general in Al-Jouf, said the tourist establishments inspected included hotels, furnished residential units, hostels, travel agencies and tour operators. He added that the inspection trips aimed to ensure that quality standards were being met.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.