Prince Sultan Bin Salman Honors Al-Tayyar for Sponsoring Travel Forum, Visitors Appreciate Group’s Participation.
President of the General Authority For Tourism and Antiquities His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz honored Al-Tayyar Travel Group for its sponsoring to the Saudi Travel and Tourist Investment Forum 2010. In a ceremony held on the sidelines of the Forum His Highness the President of the Authority handed a Certificate of Thanks to Ustaz Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Baz the Vice President for the Group's Business Development on behalf of the Group's President and Managing Director Dr. Nasser Bin Aqeel Al-Tayyar for the Group's participation as the Gold Sponsor of the Forum.
His Highness expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the companies and entities that contributed in supporting and sponsoring this Forum. He stressed that the sponsors are partners of the Authority on this Forum. ATG Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Nasser Al-Tayyar commented saying: "Sponsor of the Group to the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Forum 2010 comes as extension to its sponsor to the previous forums – Allah' Willing the coming as well – emphasizing that this sponsor comes in the framework of backing local industry of conferences and exhibitions, particularly which concerned with inbound tourism and travel sectors.
Dr. Al-Tayyar confirmed that the company is proceeding to support all national occasions, supplement tourist awareness by participating, sponsoring and sponsoring. Participation of Al-Tayyar Travel Group on the Saudi Travel and Tourist Investment Forum 2010 has been highly appreciated by the Forum's visitors as the participation of Al-Tayyar Group comes as a Gold Sponsor of the Forum, an embodiment for its objectives which aim at encouraging inbound tourism and localization of tourism programs over the different cities and provinces of the Kingdom. Meanwhile, the company's wing a detailed show of the many services of Al-Tayyar such (Tourism, Air Cargo, Hajj and Umrah trips, Education, Business flights and other services). In addition to the new many services and facilities at all airports of the Kingdom.
Among the events accompanying the forum, ATG's Vice President for Administrative Affairs and Human Resources Mr. Muhamad Al-Jarallah Al-Shamari delivered a speech on behalf of the Group's Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Nasser Bin Aqeel Al-Tayyar, on which he has conveyed a number of recommendations to the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, such as urging operating companies in travel and tourism to set an overall study for these companies, and he said that Al-Tayyar Group has concluded a contract with an International Consultancy Group specializing in developing organizational strategies in order to apply the best practices. In response to a question about training of Saudis in private sectors, Mr. Al-Shamari replied by saying that training is coming at the first place, there are support programs not only with Human Resources Development Fund but the company also will bear half the total amounts of support which will continue for a period of 13 months, Saudis are often trained within the Group, note that real production of them commence after a duration not less than one year.
In contrast, exit of any employee means a production loss equivalent to what the Group has to pay for the employee around the year and the half. In respect of the question about the extent to which the Group has benefited of the Saudi Arabian Airlines experience of Saudization, Al-Shamari replies that Saudi Airlines started in early stages over years with strong governmental support, furthermore the Saudi Airlines completely different from the sector of travel and tourism agencies. He pointed out that Al-Tayyar has established an academy which is cooperating with others institutes in addition to Saudi Arabian Airlines to train the Group's staff, there is an ongoing cooperation in this regard. It is noteworthy that a wide range of major companies which specialized in travel, tourism and hospitality participated on the Forum in which new packages of high-quality products and services are offered, emphasizing ATG's leading position within the Saudi market.