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MENAFN - Arab News - 28/02/2014
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(MENAFN -Arab News) Authorities have stepped up efforts to promote local tourism as shown by the increased rate of nomination for the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Award 2014 (SETA 2014).

The organizing committee for the award has announced that the submitted nominations this year are up 10 percent compared to last year for the award?s seven major categories and 35 sub-categories.

However, efforts to promote tourism are hampered by violations in several tourist activities. A report released by the Department of Licensing and Quality Assurance at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) indicated 279 cases of violations, 29 of which have been investigated.

This brings the total number of violations detected to 11,956, from Aug. 25, 2010 until last Shawal (Aug. 2013)

Violators who respded to the action of the SCTA and visited its branches to settle their cases totaled 3,521, and SCTA took into account their positive response.

The operation license violators who did not settle their cases have lost the chance to defend themselves.

The report indicated that most of the detected violations last January involved operation licenses in the accommodation facilities as the number of violators in this sector reached 268. Of them, 205 were in furnished apartments.

The tour operators? sector had only one violation until January and 10 violations were detected in travel and tourism agencies.

The report also focused on the operation licenses and classification certificates issued in January. The issued operation licenses and classification certificates during the period totaled 188.


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