Saudi kick starts first stage of ‘Tourism Pioneers Camp’ to upskill human resources

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia as part of its vision to build a strong non-oil economy has developed the country into a leading tourist destination and now the Kingdom’s tourism sector is launching extensive training programs in different cities.

In line with the Kingdom’s vision, the country has launched the first stage of the “Tourism Pioneers Camp” in Riyadh. The program was initiated as part of the ministry of tourism’s strategy to build human resources in the sector, develop their skills, and transform their ideas into innovative prototypes that could be applied in real life. The program will award up to $11,700 to its participants.

Following Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar will launch their programs on September 14, and then in Abha on September 28, and in Tabuk on October 5 in preparation for the second stage of the camp, which will be declared at a later date.

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of tourism, through these initiatives, aims to offer training and developmental programs in innovative ways that target all types of professionals in the country who will build competitive skills to cope up with the international standards.

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 such as 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.

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