Arab News, Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 | Shaaban 24, 1442
Saudi Arabia to localize 100,000 tourism jobs
Saudi tourism officials are working on a plan to localize 100,000 jobs in the
sector before the end of this year, as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.
It is part of a wider target of one million jobs in the sector by 2030.
The plan that is currently being worked on involves partnership programs in
training Saudi citizens for a career in the industry, Bandar Al-Safeer, General
Manager of Nationalization and Training at the Ministry of Tourism told Asharq
Business, on Tuesday.
Courses currently available cover areas such as transportation, food and
beverage, entertainment and travel agency, added Al-Safeer.
Saudi Arabia had just started to open up to tourists for the first time before
the pandemic hit. It is pushing ahead with a number of mega projects in the
sector, especially along its Red Sea Coast.