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Saudi Arabia to localize 100,000 tourism jobs

Published 07 Apr,2021 via Arab News - Economy RIYADH - 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.

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