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Saudi Arabia looks to boost number of female workers in tourism sector

Saudi's tourism training body will train 25,000 women by 2020, which includes 1,400 tour guides

Saudi Arabia looks to boost number of female workers in tourism sector

Saudi Arabia plans to boost the number of women working in its tourism sector.

The kingdom’s director general of the National Centre for Tourism Human Resources Development, Nasser Al-Nashmi, said it has trained more than 9,000 women through its various programmes.

The centre will train 25,000 women by 2020, which includes 1,400 tour guides, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“There are 8,108 tourism graduates in the Kingdom and there are plans to increase the number by 10 percent in the upcoming years,” he said.

Female participation rate in the tourism sector is currently 22%.

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