JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has become a tourist destination so the Kingdom’s tourism sector is launching extensive training programs in different cities throughout the country with awards up to SR45,000 ($11,700).
The first stage of the “Tourism Pioneers Camp” was launched on Tuesday in Riyadh as part of the ministry of tourism’s strategy to build human resources in tourism, develop their skills, and transform their ideas into innovative prototypes that could be applied in real life.
Jeddah and Alkhobar will launch their programs on Sept. 14, followed by Abha on Sept. 28, and then Tabuk on Oct. 5 in preparation for the second stage of the camp, which will be declared at a later date.
Through these initiatives, the ministry aims to provide training and developmental programs in innovative ways that target all types of Saudi professionals who will build competitive skills at the international level.
The “Tourism Pioneers Camp” includes extensive workshops with meetings, guidance sessions, prototypes, and training on presenting innovative projects.
The program targets a number of activities related to the tourism sector including tourism accommodation, cultural, recreational, and sports activities. Saudi activities and products, travel and tourism agencies, food and beverages, leasing services, in addition to land, air, sea, and railways transport will also be included.
To apply for the program or for more information, visit the website