The UNWTO National Executive Training Course on Heritage Management was inaugurated on 8th November

09 Nov 16
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The UNWTO National Executive Training Course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tourism Heritage Management, organized by the World Tourism Organization, its UNWTO.Themis Foundation and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), was inaugurated on 8th November by Dr. Turki Bin Nadir, SCTH Human Resources General Manager; Mr. Omar Valdez, UNWTO.Themis Foundation Executive Director; Mr. Abdullah Seraj Al Ghamdi, SCTH Training and Development Dpt. Director, Dr. Edit Szivas, the Course Coordinator and the Course facilitator, Dr. Adel Rady.

Improving the Saudi Arabia tourism sector’s abilities in Tourism Heritage Management is essential to its competitiveness and to help maximize tourism contribution to inclusive development”, said Mr. Omar Valdez, in his introductory speech.

This executive training course will focus on enabling participants to understand how heritage tourism can be used to reinforce destination competitiveness and sustainably whilst minimising negative impacts and maximising visitor satisfaction. Consequently, the course will put an emphasis on introducing participants to current techniques related to heritage interpretation, visitor flow management and financing and will share relevant international and national best practices.