‘Tourism Trailblazers’: a $100mn initiative to train Saudi youth on tourism jobs

Program to provide youths with exceptional tourism experience
‘Tourism Trailblazers’: a $100mn initiative to train Saudi youth on tourism jobs
Tourism in Saudi

Saudi’s Ministry of Tourism launched a new initiative aimed to provide 100,000 young Saudis with the necessary hospitality skills to pursue professions in the country’s booming tourism industry. The program entails a $100 million investment.

“Tourism Trailblazers,” a program launched by Saudi’s Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb during the World Tourism Organization’s Executive Council’s 116th session in Jeddah, will provide in-depth worldwide experience to the tourism industry’s future leaders.

The program’s three main goals are to nurture, develop, and support the industry’s talent. It aims to promote a professional culture, assist aspiring professionals in gaining the knowledge and certificates they need to break into the business and support their success by honing their talents. The program will assist learners in obtaining employment in the sector, including seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions around Saudi.

The initiative is geared toward delivering on the National Tourism Strategy and Saudi Vision 2030 targets, including the creation of one million new jobs in tourism by 2030.

In 2020, a study found that young Saudis and their parents acknowledge the role that tourism and hospitality. It revealed that nine out of ten young Saudis surveyed said they would be keen on a job in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

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