45 percent of tourism sector employees in Saudi Arabia are women

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    Princess Haifa bint Mohammed bin Saud bin Khalid, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia, announced There are currently 925,000 people employed in the tourism sector, of whom 45% are women. She highlighted the commendable efforts of these people to strengthen human capital and develop current and future skills and capabilities.

    These remarks were made during her participation in the dialogue session on “Creating a Future-proof Workforce in Tourism and Beyond'' held as part of the Human Capacity Initiative Conference held in Riyadh recently. It is something that

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    The session also included notable participants such as Dr. Christina Yan Zhang, CEO of Metaverse Institute; Alistair Gosling, Founder and CEO of Extreme International. Hanin Al Subaie, founder of Darent applications. Mohamed Al Mulhim, founder of Pangea Tourism and Adventure Company.

    Technological transformation of global employment

    He emphasized that according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), around 33% of global jobs will be transformed by technological advances and will require reskilling and skills development. He further explained that technology will play an important role in the tourism sector, allowing entry into new areas and requiring adaptation. By investing in technology and integrating it into the field, those in the tourism industry can enhance development and progress, including leveraging data science for informed decision-making.

    Investing in future-oriented opportunities in tourism

    Throughout the session, speakers emphasized that cities around the world are working to develop their tourism sectors and are leveraging tools to attract diverse groups of tourists. They emphasized the importance of merging virtual reality and the real world and investing in future-oriented opportunities in this field. Furthermore, it emphasized the need for skilled engineers who can make full use of these abilities and adapt modern technologies to benefit humanity in various aspects of life.

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