His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTA on Sunday pointed out that, tourism is one of the most important economic activities that contribute to the survival of the citizens in their villages and towns and reduce their migration to major cities in the Kingdom.
HRH President of SCTA was responding to media questions at the press conference at the launch ceremony of the Saudi Summer Festivals 2012, which was held by SCTA on 4th June, 2012 at the headquarters of SCTA in Riyadh.
"Economic diversification of the Kingdom is very important, and tourism sector offers a historic opportunity in this important task, and what is most imperative is the resettlement of people in their towns and villages and curb their migration to big cities effectively.” He made a cautious note.
HRH added that, SCTA in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Labor has conducted a field study on the ability of the national tourism to provide sustainable livelihood to locals in the villages and towns and curb their migration to big cities.
“In the present time”, HRH said, “Rural migrants to big cities are a major challenge to the State, in order to accommodate them with gainful employment wherever they are, as only an employed citizen is capable of establishing a family and secure family needs, and only then he will be able to largely contribute to the stability and security of the society and the nation.