Saudi Arabia needs 1m workers in tourism sector, says Red Sea Development Co CEO

Saudi Arabia needs “over 1 million people” to work in the tourism sector if it hopes to achieve its goal of attracting 100 million visitors by 2030, according to Red Sea Development Company CEO John Pagano. Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh on Wednesday, Pagano that volume of workers “doesn’t exist” at the moment. In the case of the Red Sea Project – which is expected to create 70,000 new jobs, the development company has launched scholarships for students to study international hospitality management overseas. The Red Sea Project alone is expected to create 70,000 new jobs in the tourism sector.

Source: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel-hospitality/433233-saudi-arabia-needs-1m-workers-in-tourism-sector-says-red-sea-development-co-ceo

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