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Saudi photo library launched

Saudi photo library launched

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), inaugurated last Monday the website of the Saudi tourism films and photo library's website ( www.seesaudi.sa ). Mr. Hamad … April 10, 2012
The second session of the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards launched

The second session of the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards launched

The campaign for the second staging of the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards has kicked off in Riyadh. This year’s awards are scheduled to be presented to successful nominees in early April this year, in conjunction with the Saudi Travel and Tourism … February 26, 2012
Inauguration of the Saudi Recovered Antiquities Exhibition

Inauguration of the Saudi Recovered Antiquities Exhibition

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdulla bin Abdul Aziz, patronized on Saturday, February 11, 2012, the exhibition of the "National Recovered Antiquities," at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the events … February 12, 2012
SCTA introduces leave no trace principles in sign language

SCTA introduces leave no trace principles in sign language

In collaboration with the Hope Institute for Deaf in the city of Al Madina AlMunawara, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) organized a workshop for the teachers and students on the principles of the "Leave No Trace" program, aiming … May 30, 2011
Winners of Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards announced

Winners of Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards announced

The winners of the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards (SETA) were announced last week in a ceremony held as part of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) in Riyadh by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). While handing … April 6, 2011
Open Invitation to visit STTIM in Riyadh from March 27-31, 2011

Open Invitation to visit STTIM in Riyadh from March 27-31, 2011

SAUDI TRAVEL AND TOURISM INVESTMENT MARKET Next week, between Sunday, March 27 up through Thursday, March 31, the city of Riyadh will host a very important market for the Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market (STTIM). More than 46 companies from … March 25, 2011
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces discovery of Pharaonic inscriptions near Taima

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces discovery of Pharaonic inscriptions near Taima

Professor Ali Ibrahem Al Ghabban, vice president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced the discovery of the first Pharaonic archeological finds in the Arabian Peninsula recently. The relics date back to the twelfth century … November 8, 2010
SCTA president: Tourism job opportunities will reach out to citizens

SCTA president: Tourism job opportunities will reach out to citizens

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of SCTA, recently pointed out that job opportunities in the tourism sector will reach citizens each in his place and not vice versa. Prince Sultan stressed his emphasis that the tourism … November 1, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities gets Award of Excellence

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities gets Award of Excellence

FOR E-GOVERNMENT TRANSACTIONS The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) received the Award of Excellence in e-government services as one of the most successful government agencies to apply the concept of e-government transactions in a … October 3, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities executes 8 tourism projects in Tabuk

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities executes 8 tourism projects in Tabuk

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) started the implementation of eight projects to develop tourist sites in Tabuk, in an effort to support other projects implemented by municipalities, investors, and businessmen in the province. Efforts … August 31, 2010
200 events to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holidays in the Saudi Capital

200 events to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holidays in the Saudi Capital

The Executive Committee of the Eid Al Fitr Celebration at the Riyadh Mayoralty has announced the Eid al-Fitr programs in various parts of the city to celebrate the Eid Holidays. These include the 200 free events spread over more than 40 locations … August 31, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities approves classification of accommodation sector in Makkah Al-Mukharamah

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities approves classification of accommodation sector in Makkah Al-Mukharamah

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), in collaboration with the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), started classification of hotels, furnished flats, and residential units, in accordance with the directives of His Royal … August 18, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities urges collaboration with accredited tourist guides

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities urges collaboration with accredited tourist guides

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has invited its counterparts in different government authorities to collaborate with tourist guides who are officially licensed by SCTA in their official tourism trips inside the Kingdom, either … August 18, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquties and Al Hokair organize 10th bazaar in Riyadh

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquties and Al Hokair organize 10th bazaar in Riyadh

In an attempt to continue the great success of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities' (SCTA) initiative in providing marketing outlets to Saudi women artisans in collaboration with Abdul Mohsin Al Hokair Group for Tourism and Development, the … August 11, 2010
Dirr’iya is a World Heritage Site

Dirr’iya is a World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Committee approved the registration of Al Turaif Quarter, in the Al Dirr’iya historical city near Riyadh, onto the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The approval was made during the 34th session on Thursday, July 29, in Brasilia, Brazil. … August 3, 2010
SCTA gets the Best Video Award for

SCTA gets the Best Video Award for "Imagine"

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) bagged the Excellence Award for its short film (Imagine) during Egypt's International Oscar Video Film Festival. The festival was held and organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in Alexandria, … August 1, 2010
SCTA launches tourism packages in cooperation with tour operators

SCTA launches tourism packages in cooperation with tour operators

During this summer, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), in cooperation with tour organizing companies, is presenting a variety of tour packages to different provinces and cities in the Kingdom. The tour packages are aimed at attracting … July 21, 2010
SCTA inaugurates new classification of furnished accommodation

SCTA inaugurates new classification of furnished accommodation

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently inaugurated the classification of furnished apartments and units in line with its classification efforts for all the tourism accommodation facilities throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. … July 7, 2010
SCTA expects SR 13 billion in revenues from domestic tourism during 2010 summer

SCTA expects SR 13 billion in revenues from domestic tourism during 2010 summer

According to a report issued by MAS, the Information & Research Center of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), the revenues of national tourism for the summer of 2010 will reach SR 13 billion (US$61.5 billion). Mr. Abdullah Al … July 6, 2010
18 tourism festivals brighten the Saudi summer

18 tourism festivals brighten the Saudi summer

Eighteen tourism festivals are set for the Saudi summer 2010 throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These festivals will include hundreds of entertainment, sports, culture, and heritage events designed to fulfill the expectations and aspirations of all … June 28, 2010
SCTA continues preparations for Roads of Arabia

SCTA continues preparations for Roads of Arabia

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities is finalizing the preparations for "Roads of Arabia – The Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" exhibition, which will be held in the Louver Museum in Paris, France. His Royal Highness … June 23, 2010
Saudi Summer 2010 to launch next week

Saudi Summer 2010 to launch next week

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will launch next week the "Saudi Summer 2010" activities. Concurrently, a press conference will be held in conjunction with … June 22, 2010
SCTA and Al-Hokair organize the 8th productive families market at Riyadh Gallery

SCTA and Al-Hokair organize the 8th productive families market at Riyadh Gallery

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is launching today as a part of the programs of the national project for Developing Human Resources (Takamul), the 8th market for productive families at Riyadh Gallery. This comes as a part of the … June 10, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities receives best electronic portal

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities receives best electronic portal

The Middle East Excellence Awards Institute granted the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) the award of the best electronic portal in the field of knowledge and information. His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, … June 1, 2010
Establishment of Saudi Association for Heritage Protection under the umbrella of SCTA

Establishment of Saudi Association for Heritage Protection under the umbrella of SCTA

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently announced the establishment of the “Saudi Association for Heritage Preservation” based on the approval by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. The Riyadh-based association is … May 17, 2010
Saudi Kingdom celebrates its urban heritage during 1st Urban Heritage Conference in the Islamic countries

Saudi Kingdom celebrates its urban heritage during 1st Urban Heritage Conference in the Islamic countries

Several Saudi provinces will celebrate the Kingdom's urban heritage by holding various tourism and cultural events in conjunction with the first International Conference of Urban Heritage in the Islamic Countries, which will be held under the patronage … May 11, 2010
Sheikh Maktoom opens the Kingdom's section at the Arabian Travel Market

Sheikh Maktoom opens the Kingdom's section at the Arabian Travel Market

Sheikh Maktoum Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened KSA's (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) wing at Dubai's Arabian Travel Market 2010 (ATM). During the opening ceremony, HH Sheikh Maktoum took a tour and viewed the different sections, which included visual … May 4, 2010
Takamul fuels national cadre to join tourism jobs through education and training

Takamul fuels national cadre to join tourism jobs through education and training

A study conducted by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) revealed that there is a shortage of national manpower in the tourism sectors. It also revealed the dire need in the tourism sector for qualified national cadres for the management … April 28, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities preparations afoot for the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities preparations afoot for the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will participate in the events of the 17th session of the Arabian Travel Market 2010 in Dubai. The event will be held at Dubai International Center for … April 25, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities president announces the launch of Souk Okaz award for handicrafts

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities president announces the launch of Souk Okaz award for handicrafts

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has recently announced the launch of the “Souk Okaz" award for handicrafts, in Riyadh. Emphasizing the importance of the … April 7, 2010
Darain archeological findings are 2500 years old and cover 3 civilizations

Darain archeological findings are 2500 years old and cover 3 civilizations

SCTA’s (Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities) excavation team has recently announced the discovery of important antiquities in Darain town, Tarot Island, at the eastern province. The findings revealed that the discoveries lie on three layers … April 7, 2010
SR50 million deals at Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010

SR50 million deals at Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010

More than SR 50 Million (US$13.3 million) in deals concluded at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2010 marked the event's success in its third session. The majority of the deals were conducted in leisure projects, organizing tours, … April 6, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announces Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced in a news conference the details of the Third Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2010 (STTIM 2010), which will be launched next Sunday, March 28, 2010 and run until the April 1, … March 26, 2010
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities signs a SR145 million contract to establish 4 provincial museums

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities signs a SR145 million contract to establish 4 provincial museums

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), recently signed contracts worth 145 million Saudi riyals, to establish 4 new provincial museums in Saudi Arabia in Baha, Tabuk, Hail, and Dammam. The four museums are scheduled to be established … March 17, 2010
SCTA inaugurates e-licensing for travel and tourism agencies

SCTA inaugurates e-licensing for travel and tourism agencies

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), inaugurated the electronic licensing system travel and tourism agencies in the kingdom. The inauguration ceremony was recently held at the headquarters of … March 15, 2010
Rijal Alma: a national heritage village

Rijal Alma: a national heritage village

HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, launched the project for developing Rijal Alma as a heritage village. Rijal Alma, located in Aseer province 70 kilometers to Abha, was chosen as a part of … March 10, 2010
SCTA developing new regulations for tourism accommodation in the Kingdom

SCTA developing new regulations for tourism accommodation in the Kingdom

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), completed the re-evaluation of all Saudi Arabia hotels and more than 70 percent of furnished residential units in the Kingdom have been classified, except for Makka and Al Madina provinces. Hence … January 27, 2010
SCTA one of the best among 10 e-government entities

SCTA one of the best among 10 e-government entities

According to the e-government program (Yesser), the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities won a leading position among the top ten government agencies that apply e-governance practices. Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, acting vice president … January 20, 2010
SCTA compensates owners of archaeological sites

SCTA compensates owners of archaeological sites

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has allocated more than US$5 million to compensate the owners of archaeological sites. Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al Ghaban, vice president of Antiquities and Museums Affairs, stated that SCTA has already … January 13, 2010
SCTA restores the kingdom's historical palaces

SCTA restores the kingdom's historical palaces

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) started a restoration and rehabilitation program for a number of historic and heritage palaces in several Saudi cities as a part of its "Rehabilitation of historic buildings of the Saudi State during … December 7, 2009
Riyadh takes a tough stand against illicit trading in antiquities

Riyadh takes a tough stand against illicit trading in antiquities

During the 19th session of the Antiquities and Urban Heritage in Arab World Conference, which was held recently in Riyadh, Professor Ali Al Ghaban, vice president of the Saudi Commission of Tourism and Antiquities' (SCTA) Antiquities and Museums Sector, … November 17, 2009
Revenues of Saudi summer festivals: SR 1 billion

Revenues of Saudi summer festivals: SR 1 billion

A recent statistical report executed by MAS center showed that tourism revenues for KSA's summer festivals reached SR 1.2 billion. Mr. Abdullah Al-Jehani, vice president of marketing and media at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), … November 9, 2009
Riyadh PTO organizes a workshop on events management

Riyadh PTO organizes a workshop on events management

The Riyadh Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will organize a workshop on Monday, November 9, 2009 for event organizers. The workshop will be delivered by Australian event and festival management … November 8, 2009
SCTA leads Saudi youth into volunteer work during summer festivals

SCTA leads Saudi youth into volunteer work during summer festivals

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Emir of Mecca, was pleased with the participation of Taif’s youth who volunteer to work in Okaz Souk, which included 120 volunteers - 30 percent of them from Al-Taif University and 70 percent of them from … August 12, 2009
Saudi Tourism Contact Center wins the Best Performance Award in the Middle East

Saudi Tourism Contact Center wins the Best Performance Award in the Middle East

The Tourism Contact Center at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) received the Award for Best Tourism Communication Center Performance in the Middle East in 2009. The award was granted by Insights International Organization for the … June 30, 2009
Saudi summer... brings families together

Saudi summer... brings families together

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has launched its summer vacation campaign, which aims at increasing the awareness of the tourism options in Saudi Arabia as a summer tourism destination, enhancing tourist's perception of the kingdom … May 31, 2009
The Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2009 launched

The Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2009 launched

Under the slogan, "Tourism for All – Partnership for sustainable development," The Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2009 (STTIM) was launched on Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Hall at Al Faisaliah hotel, Riyadh. The … April 14, 2009
Saudi Events Industry Forum on Saturday

Saudi Events Industry Forum on Saturday

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities is organizing the Saudi Events Industry Forum (SEIF) in the Saudi Capital, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel, King Faisal Hall. Mr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, head of the SCTA's tourism … March 10, 2009
Free sightseeing in the Saudi capital during spring break

Free sightseeing in the Saudi capital during spring break

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) launched sightseeing tours around the most prominent landmarks in the Riyadh city during the spring break in cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company (SAPTCO). Mr. Abdul-Rahman … February 16, 2009
SCTA launches Vision 2020 for tourism investment in KSA

SCTA launches Vision 2020 for tourism investment in KSA

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has announced the launch of its "Vision 2020" project - the futuristic vision for tourism investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, SCTA secretary general explained … November 24, 2008
SCTA starts licensing travel and tourism agencies

SCTA starts licensing travel and tourism agencies

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) started on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 receiving investors' requests for licensing of travel and tourism agencies in the Kingdom. This step is the first stage of transferring the supervision of … October 16, 2008
SCTA reports increased Saudi tourism trips and jobs in 2007

SCTA reports increased Saudi tourism trips and jobs in 2007

The projects and programs that were implemented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in 2007 achieved a remarkable growth in the tourism activities and sectors. The inbound tourism trips have grown by 23% compared to 2006, whereas … September 2, 2008
Second Saudi Tourism and Travel Investment Market set for March 2009

Second Saudi Tourism and Travel Investment Market set for March 2009

The Second Saudi Tourism and Travel Investment Market (STTIM) is set to be held in Riyadh, March 2009. HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the secretary general of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) stated that the first … September 2, 2008



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