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Saudi Commission For Tourism And Antiquities

SCTA and partners launch training program for small tourism projects

eTN Staff Writer  Mar 08, 2010

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced holding a program on "How to start your own tourism business." The training program is organized by the SCTA in cooperation with the National Commercial Bank's Social Responsibility department, the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), and Saudi Credit and Saving Bank (SCSB).

Dr. Abdulla Al Washeel, director general of the National Project for Tourism Human Resources Development (Takamul), stated that this program is the 4th version of the investment program in the tourism human resources development project, which aims to support citizens who want to start their own small tourism projects in a professional manner, with the possibility of getting advisory support and funding from the competent authorities after completion of the training program, adding that this program is one of the positive outputs of SCTA's partnership approach with various private and public sector entities, which was developed according to the directives and support of HRH President of SCTA Prince Sultan Bin Salman.

Dr. Al Washeel stated that: "The program is targeting citizens less than 45 years, holding a high school diploma at least, in addition to passing a personal interview. They must prove their commitment to the program and in participating in the investment process. The applicant should have creative tourism ideas and plan for a project applicable for growth, and [be] capable of providing new job opportunities, in addition to starting immediately in the implementation of the project with full-time commitment to the program."

Director general of Takamul has invited all those interested in enrolling in the program to visit the website of SCTA at and to fill out the application form online, upon which the applicant will receive a notification of the date of the interview. Enrollment will continue until next Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

SCTA and partners launch training program for small tourism projects
Dr. Al Washeel / Photo from

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