Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities

Published May 23rd, 2011 - 11:08 GMT

The Saudi Council of Ministers issued Resolution No. (9) dated 12/1/1421 AH, corresponding to 16/04/2000 G to establish the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT), stressing that the tourism sector is one of the most productive sectors, and to contain the Saudi tourists within the country, to increase investment opportunities, human resource development, and creating new job opportunities for Saudi nationals.

Furthermore, on, given the importance of monuments and museums, Royal order No. 2/A dated 28/2/1424 AH corresponding to 30/04/2003 G was issued for the integration of Antiquities and Museums into the Supreme Commission for Tourism, and to become a body responsible for implementing the functions of antiquities and to take up the responsibility for tourism. Cabinet decision No. 78 dated 16/3/1429 AH corresponding 23/3/2008 G, the name Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT) was changed to Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), with a focus on domestic tourism as a reality that requires a national authority responsible for planning and development.