More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

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Updated 24 August 2019
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More than 1,500 people trained as part of Taif Season

  • Taif Season seeks to contribute to achieving goals within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan

TAIF: More than 1,500 men and women have been trained as part of Taif Season to raise the quality of services and enrich the visitor experience on offer.
Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, runs until Aug. 31.
The workshops aim to provide training and qualification for Saudis from government agencies, as well as workers in the tourism sector such as guides, vendors and craftsmen.
Participants registered for the workshops through the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s website, and received certification after training was completed. The workshops attracted 790 men and 731 women.
Training covered areas such as visitor engagement skills, developing the skills of product vendors, tourism, security and safety in tourism sector facilities, first aid, and basic tour guide skills.
Taif Season seeks to contribute to achieving goals within the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to improve the quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia.


France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

Updated 19 September 2019

France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

  • The Frrench foreign minister said to wait for the results of the investigation
  • Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks

PARIS: A claim from Yemen’s Houthis they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is “not very credible,” France’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.
“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.
The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks.