Tourism officials carry out 700 inspections in run-up to Taif Season

Taif is all set to host a festival. (AN file photo)
Updated 19 June 2019

Tourism officials carry out 700 inspections in run-up to Taif Season

RIYADH: Saudi tourism officials have carried out more than 700 inspections of visitor sites in the run-up to one of the Kingdom’s latest festival seasons.

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Taif conducted checks at hotels, resorts, furnished residential units and tourist lodges as part of its control plan in preparation for the Taif Season of events, which kicks off on Aug. 1 and runs for 30 days.

The SCTH inspection tours are aimed at ensuring visitor services are provided to the highest standards, are licensed and being run legally, and that complaints procedures are being adhered to.

As part of their surveys, inspectors also considered the cleanliness of premises engaged in tourism activities, while highlighting the obligations and responsibilities of tourist facilities under SCTH regulations.

The campaign is designed to ready Taif for an influx of thousands of tourists over the festival period. The commission urged citizens and residents to submit any complaints or comments by phoning the Tourist Call Center (19988).


Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

Updated 12 min 25 sec ago

Saudi Arabian delegation holds UNESCO reception in Paris

  • Session attended by permanent delegates of UNESCO member states
  • Hosted by Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh

PARIS: The permanent Saudi delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a reception to mark the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The session was held in the presence of the Saudi education minister and deputy chairman of the National Committee for UNESCO, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.
The session was attended by the permanent delegates of UNESCO member states and senior officials from the organization.
“Today, we see the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives coincide with UNESCO’s mission through the Kingdom’s keenness to support educational, cultural and scientific projects around the world because of its regional and international status, and its roles in strengthening relations between Arab and Islamic countries and the global agenda for sustainable development in the organization’s educational, cultural and scientific fields, Al-Asheikh said in his speech.
He affirmed the Kingdom’s continued cooperation with UNESCO member states in the fields of education, culture and science, and its continued support for the organization’s programs.
He said the Kingdom is one of the founding members of UNESCO, and the sixth country to sign the organization’s charter, on Nov. 4, 1946, upon the directives of the late King Abdul Aziz.