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The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has completed the funding requirements for 14 hotel and tourism projects in 13 regions which is valued at more than SAR400 million (USD107 million).

On October 30, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) presented the official website of the first Saudi Archaeology Convention on the sidelines of a press conference held to announce the details of the forum.

Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) announced that the first Saudi Archaeology Convention will take place on November 07–09 at King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Riyadh.

Ahead of the first National Antiquities Forum, set to take place in Riyadh on November 07 – 09, a number of experts and officials have stressed its importance of exchanging the visions and developments of Arab and Saudi antiquities and heritage entities, while raising public awareness.

In an attempt to employ more Saudi citizens within the tourism and national heritage sectors, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) had instructed the National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development to launch a control plan.

Aiming to highlight the importance of archaeology while also transforming the issue of antiquities into a social responsibility issue, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage has unveiled plans to launch what is said to be the first national antiquities forum in the region.

National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development (Takamul) has concluded the preparation of a training agenda related to tourism routes across provinces in Saudi Arabia, aiming to educate tourism professionals and involve more citizens in the sector.

Responsible for supervision of the hotel sector, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has highlighted the success of its initiatives, which resulted in a 300 percent growth of tourist accommodation options in 2016 to 6,527 facilities, compared to 1,402 in 2009.

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