As part of its national tourism strategy, Saudi Arabia plans to launch a global model for tourism training.
The Saudi strategy aims to train young people to keep pace with the future of tourism, during the hosting of the World Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council.
At this summit, the Saudi Kingdom will host 500 students from 58 countries between 18 and 26 in a unique training program. This is ahead of the Travel and Tourism Summit.
The summit sessions will discuss the importance of empowering youth at the international level. It will also witness discussions about sustainability in the digital age, and the role of youth in the transition to net zero carbon emissions.
Speakers at the summit will discuss ways to empower young people to be innovators and entrepreneurs in the future.
The training program includes students from many educational institutions, such as Kings College London, Harvard University, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Ministry of Tourism launched the “Tourism Pioneers” program last June with the aim of training 100,000 young people in the sectors of hospitality, travel, and tourism.
This initiative aims to equip youth with the ability to participate in these sectors, which will contribute to the Kingdom’s GDP by 10% by 2030.