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‘Saudi Seasons 2019’ Initiative: Mapping the Way for Tourism

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Government officials have launched a new major initiative called ‘Saudi Seasons 2019’ that will map out 11 key tourism seasons in Saudi Arabia.

The program was announced by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), and it targets the cultural, historical and sporting attractions in the Kingdom, that are most likely to draw a number of tourists.

In doing so, a road map for future tourism strategies will be provided, along with several new job opportunities.

The first 11 seasons will focus on the Eastern Province of the Kingdom and is expected to get underway in mid-March. As for other tourism initiatives, they will focus on the time during the holy month of Ramadan, the feasts, national day and cities of Jeddah and Taif, Riyadh, Al Ula, Hail and Ad Diriyah.

The idea of ‘Saudi Season 2019’ program was first discussed in mid-2018 and it was a collaboration between Saudi government departments under the supervision and leadership of a committee that was headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Those governmental departments included the Ministry of Culture, the General Entertainment Authority, the General Sports Authority, and the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau, they all worked together to come up with such a program.

The first year of the project will include a number of programs that will promote for the Saudi regions and their heritage; therefore the focus will go to cities with unique cultural background and historical features.

Sporting events are to be highlighted as well, in addition to providing of high-quality services for transportation and accommodation.

 

 

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Exhibition in Italy to Showcase the Kingdom’s Heritage

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The Saudi tourism and culture chiefs have jointed their forces to stage a huge exhibition in Italy that will showcase the heritage and history of both the Kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula.

The exhibition is entitled “Trade Routes in Arabian Peninsula: Masterpieces of the Monuments of Saudi Arabia through the Ages,” and is taking place in the National Roman Museum in Rome.

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture, the expo will run for three months starting in late October.

This exhibition is considered to be one of the most important international Saudi exhibitions, as it will display the cultural heritage of the Kingdom and highlight its rich history.

 

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This Promotional Video Will Make You Want to Fly to the Kingdom Right Away

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Saudi Arabia has released quite the impressive touristic campaign that showcase all the breathtaking destinations, ahead of the Kingdom’s new e-tourist visa launch.

The video is showing stunning locations in Saudi Arabia and is comparing them to the country to the likes of Maldives, Utah, Carribbean, Italy, Australia, Vietnam, Petra and Rockies, this comes in light of the e-tourist visas coming out in about 14 days.

I know the video will make you want to get on a plane right away, and well you’re in luck indeed, as tourists visas will be launched official at a private event on September 27, according to media reports.

 

 

 

 

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Saudi Arabia to Welcome International Tourists By the End of 2019

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The head of the Saudi Tourism and Heritage Authority, Ahmad al-Khatib announced during a meeting of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) held in Russia that Saudi Arabia will finally be welcoming international tourists before the end of 2019.

“Saudi Arabia is proud to be one of the first countries to work with the organization in the preliminary studies for the Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) project,” Khatib said.

This falls under the Vision 2030 set by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, which aims at diversifying the economy by shifting some of the attention to tourism.

The Kingdom has already been on the track of doing so by launching several seasons that shed the light of different parts of Saudi Arabia, in addition to hosting international superstars.

Now, international tourists will finally get the chance to discover the beauty and hidden gems of Saudi Arabia for the first time, and dwell on its magnificent desert and beach life as well as historical and ancient places.

 

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