Posted on: Tuesday 2 October, 2012 8:03
|Tourism development programs launched
The National Project for Tourism Human Resources Development (Takamul) at the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) has launched five training programs to develop the skills of Saudis in dealing with tourists.
More than 150 citizens, including the employees of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation & Development who work in the Uruq Bani Muarid Natural Reserve in the south of the Kingdom, in addition to a number of taxi drivers from Al-Jouf, Arar and Gurayat, will take part in the programs.
Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Washeel, director general of Takamul, said the training programs reflected the keenness of the SCTA to honor the principles of partnership. “It also reflects its commitment to the promotion of tourism services and developing the skills of the people, from both the public and private sectors, who deal directly with tourists,” he added.
He said all the rangers in the Uruq Bani Muarid Natural Reserve took part in the two training programs held yesterday and today. Over 105 forest rangers were expected to participate in the two other training programs.
He referred to the importance of Uruq Bani Muarid, saying that the increased number of visitors to the reserve and the attention of the SCTA and National Commission for Wildlife Conservation & Development (NCWCD) to enhance the tourist experience in these areas was the key reason for conducting these programs.
Al-Washeel praised the great attention paid by Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the SCTA, to these programs, as well as to other Takamul programs, and his commitment to address all obstacles that may prevent achievement of the objectives of these programs.