RIYADH: Three Saudi women have been given tickets to guide after
taking part in special tourism training.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH)
branch in the Kingdom’s Tabuk region on Sunday issued licenses to
the first females in the country to work as tour guides.
The general manager of SCTH in Tabuk, Dr. Mabrouk Al-Shilaibi,
handed the licenses to Hiba Mohammed Al-Aidi, Nada Saleh Al-Enezi
and Hanan Hatem Al-Humaidi after their successful completion of an
intensive training course.
Al-Shilaibi said the awards reflected the important role played
by women in society and the economic, social and cultural
development of the Kingdom.
A report, published with the National Center for Tourism Human
Resources Development (Takamul), has revealed that since its launch
474 female students benefitted from the “Your Job … Your
Scholarship” program, and that 9,631 had taken part in training
provided as part of the National Transformation Program 2020.
The report also noted that 205 female tour guides had benefited
from workshops run by Takamul, studying at 14 colleges across the
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Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
3 Saudi women become KSA’s first tour guides