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The successes and accomplishments achieved by SCTH, since its foundation did not come from a vacuum, but they were the results of hard work and efforts and great performance in laying the foundations that stimulated the real development of tourism in the Kingdom to make Saudi Arabia one of the leading tourist hubs globally. 

With the implementation of General Strategy for Tourism Development initiative for a number of years, SCTH made great progress and launched several major initiatives that stimulated the growth of tourism sector in the Kingdom through realistic and effective regulatory practices.

SCTH worked all these years under many challenges and obstacles facing the development of tourism in the Kingdom due to a variety of reasons. Despite the challenges and constraints, it looked forward to a bright future amid optimism through several key initiatives, and made a real paradigm shift in the investments in major tourist interfaces, in addition to a robust development of Antiquities and Museums sector.  The impressive collection of awards is only a practical guide to the upscale and successful performance in its career. The highlights are as follows: 

                           
 







Award Title: ‘Middle East & Africa - Enterprise & IT Architecture Awards 2016 ’.
Presented by: iCMG Enterprise and IT Architecture Firm (India)..
Date: September, 2016
Brief: SCTH attained the Awards of Excellence in Architecture 2016, from iCMG (Enterprise and IT Architecture Firm) in recognition of its efforts in transforming architecturally using the TOGAF framework, under the category “Best Enterprise and IT Architecture in Govt / Defense / Public Sector”.
 







Award Title: ‘e-Leadership Award ’.
Presented by: Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
Date: 13th August 2016
Brief: SCTH obtained the e-Leadership award for the third time in a row, achieving the highest measurement in e-Government Program (Yesser) among 166 governmental participations in the program, during the fourth session of the year 2016.
 







Award Title: ‘Best M-Government Service Awards 2015’.
Presented by: Dubai Government, Honoured by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Date: 11th February 2015
Brief: The award was granted for “Sauditourism” Apps on Smartphones at the Arab level, under the category, ‘Tourism Sector’, at 3rd Government Summit 2015, held from 9-11 February 2015, in Dubai.
 
ISO certificate for Administration Systems






Award Title: ISO certificate for Administration Systems.
Presented by:SGS
Date:2013-2017
Brief: SCTH has attained international recognition for its administration systems, therefore it was awarded the International Quality System Application’s certificate, due to its commitment to apply quality standards in administrative transactions in line with its objective to achieve excellence in its different activities as well as building an brilliant and leading corporate culture at the levels of both the public and private sectors.
 
AHIC-2014 Leadership Award






Award Title: “AHIC-2014 Leadership Award”.
Presented by: Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC-2014)
Date: 2014
Brief: The award was granted to His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH during the opening of Arabian Travel Market 2014 in Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE, on the sidelines of ATM-2014 in recognition of his vibrant role in the development of the hospitality sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
 
Excellence in GIS Implementation (EGI)







Award Title: Excellence in GIS Implementation (EGI)
Presented by: Gistec (GISWORX '14), United Arab Emirates
Date: 2014
Brief: The award was conferred on SCTH by GISWORX ’14, the GIS conference in the Middle East which was held from 15 to 17 April, 2014 at the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The award was in recognition of the role of SCTH in the development and application of the "Tourism Navigator" in the area of tourism applications, end of 2011 to allow for geographic information system and virtual tours on the IOS.
 








Award Title: Geospatial World Excellence Award 2013.
Presented by: Geospatial World Forum 2013.
Date: 13th to 16th May 2013
Brief: The Geospatial World Forum award 2013 was received by SCTH in Geospatial World Forum 2013 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The award highlights the development and design of applications for the "Tourism Map" using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as the establishment of a tourism information portal. The applications provide dynamic maps and various photos and information for tourists and visitors to recognize tourism and heritage sites across different parts of the Kingdom. The applications also provide a number of tourism tracks in both heritage and tourism areas.
 






Award Title: Middle East e-Government and e-Services Excellence Award – Category: e-Tourism service.
Presented by: Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, Dubai - UEA.
Date: 2013
Brief: Award is given to the most important and prominent innovations in the application of information technology solutions and communication offered by government and non-government organizations in their efforts to provide better services with high quality to their customers.
 




Award Title: Nelson Norman Group’s 2013 Intranet Design      Annual Award.
Presented by: Nielsen Norman Group
Date: 2013
Brief: The award is an eminent international recognition and until now it was won by 10 organizations and companies from Bermuda, Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. 
Over the past years, the top-ten best-designed websites were won by many international companies and entities including HSBC, IKEA, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, National Geography, US Border Guard, Amadeus Travel System, IBM, Vodafone, and British Airlines.   
 


 
Award Title: Saudi E-Government Achievement Award
Presented by: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Saudi Arabia
Date: 2013
Brief: SCTH received this award in recognition of its outstanding achievements in the light of the results of the fourth measurement of its shift to e-transactions conducted by the "e-Transaction Program" (Yesser) in collaboration with the King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran.
 
Award Title: Best Arab government entity to use the social networking and digital media
Presented by: First Arab Social Media Awards
Date: 2012
Brief: SCTH received the award in Amman, Jordan, on the sidelines of 3rd Arab Forum for Social Media, lately.

 

Award Title: Best governmental work environment
Presented by: Team One Company and Al Eqtisadia Newspaper
Date: 2012
Brief: SCTH won the first prize in the light of its advanced environment in accordance with the applied government regulations in a modern manner consistent with the aspirations of its leadership, which looks for performance distinction in response to the latest developments.​ 
 
 
Award Title: International Tourism Film Festival Award (Art & Tur)
Presented by: "Art & Tur"
Date: 2012
Brief: SCTH received the award for its documentary film "Al Hijr… Nabatean City". The film which was produced by SCTH has won the award in (People and Places) category.
 

 



 
 
Award Title: Standard of Excellence Second Best Governmental Work Environment
Presented by: Team One Company and Al Iqtissadia Newspaper
Date: 2011
Brief: SCTH won the second prize in the light of its persistent efforts to provide an advanced environment in accordance with the applied government rules and regulations, in a modern manner consistent with the aspirations of its leadership, which looks for performance distinction in response to the latest developments. 

 



 
 
Award Title: Standard of Excellence ISO Certificate for Administration Systems
Presented by: SGS
Date: 2010
Brief: SCTH has attained international recognition for its administration systems, therefore it was awarded the International Quality System Application’s certificate, due to its commitment towards applying the standards of quality in administrative transactions in line with its objectives to achieve the excellence in performance in its different activities as well as building an brilliant and leading corporate culture at the levels of both the public and private sectors. 

 



 
 
Award Title: Standard of Excellence Second Best Governmental Work Environment
Presented by: Team One Company and Al Iqtissadia Newspaper
Date:2010
Brief: SCTH won the second prize in the light of its persistent efforts to provide an advanced environment in accordance with the applied government rules and regulations, in a modern manner consistent with the aspirations of its leadership, which looks for performance distinction in response to the latest developments. 

 



 
 
Award Title: Standard of Excellence Award to Procurement and Contract Portal, SCTH
Presented by: Web Marketing Association, USA
Date: 2011
Brief: Procurement and Contract Portal, SCTH was given higher score in standards of web's ease of use to target audience which is the highest among other WebWard competitors. 

 

 

 
Award Title: The Fist Prize of "Best E-government Portal" in the Arab World
Presented by: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), an affiliate of the Arab League States, is granting this award in collaboration with Pan Arab Web Awards Academy
Date: 2011
Brief: SCTH website has been granted the first prize of the best e-government portal in the Arab World. The website last year had also been granted the award of "Visual Innovation" which falls under category of ministries and governmental departments. This year the website has drawn jury's great attention for the comprehensive upgrading it went through lately.

 

 

 
Award Title: Best Strategic E-government Portal
Presented by: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), an affiliate of the Arab League States, is granting this award in collaboration with Pan Arab Web Awards Academy
Date: 07/06/2011
Brief: The award was granted to SCTH website in recognition of its efforts as best strategic e-government portal that providing electronic services. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award Title: The second award on travel and tourism sector e-service
Presented by: Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), an affiliate of the Arab League States, granting this award in collaboration with Pan Arab Web Awards Academy.
Date: 07/06/2011
Brief: On registering and approving tourism programs, http://online.sct.gov.sa , SCTH website, has been granted the second award of travel and tourism services.
 


Award Title: Ulysses Award for best heritage town project
Presented by: World Tourism Organization
Date: May 2011
Brief: The award was granted to Al Ghat Heritage Village as the best project for heritage village after being nominated by SCTH. The award is recognizing Al Ghat residents' efforts in this project which was carried out by Heritage Village Cooperative Association which was the most important factor for the project to be granted by this award.​



Award Title: Excellence Award for providing e-Government Services.
Presented by: Communications and Information Technology Commission
Date: 2010
Brief: Awarded for SCTH’s superiority in the number of electronic services provided, over 54 of them on the National Portal of e-Government through the link: www.saudi.gov.sa.​

  

 

 

 

Award Title: Award for the Best governmental portal strategy
Presented by: The Arab Academy for Internet Awards, that works in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (Arado), one of the organizations of the League of Arab States.
Date: 19/072010
Brief: The award aims to promote opportunities for intellectual production and to develop interaction and stimulation for the community, drawing respect for the electronics sector in an excellent way. Arab Web Awards' is designed to encourage all sectors to spotlight their websites and to increase their commitment in the field of information technology.

 

  

 

Award Title: MAS website was awarded second place in the classification of
information websites
Presented by: The Arab Academy for Internet Awards, which works in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (Arado), one of the organizations of the League of Arab States.
Date: 2010
Brief: This award is given in recognition of the excellence in web design and development, highlighting the capabilities of the of site owners, displaying their creativity through competition for the best website in the Arab world.


Award Title: First Prize in the classification of Cultural sites
Presented by: The Arab Administrative Development Organization (Arado)
Date: 2010
Brief: The website of the First International Conference on Urban Heritage in Islamic countries www.islamicurbanheritage.org.sa got the first-place prize in the classification of cultural sites.

 

 

 
Award Title: The Institute of Middle East Award for Excellence
Presented by: The Institute of Middle East Award for Excellence in research and field studies
Date: 19/05/2010
Brief: This award highlights the creation of the prominent and most important applications of information technology solutions and communication by the governmental and private institutions to provide electronic services to customers with high quality that qualifies them to compete with the international institutions on a global scale.

 

 

 

Award Title: e-Governance Visual Innovation Award
Presented by: The Arab Academy for Internet Awards, a partner of the Arab Administrative Development Organization (Arado), an affiliate of the League of Arab States.
Date: 2010
Brief: This award is given to SCTH website’s featured design and its colors while maintaining the official image of SCTH, besides, the site’s colors and design matching SCTH’s message and services. 

 

 

 
Award Title: The ISO certificate for quality and information security
Presented by: International Standards Organization
Date: 2009
Brief: The award promotes activating the e-applications while ensuring clear criteria for the provision of effective systems for information security management. It is also designed to protect the privacy of information for each destination in addition to examining each application and the online service available. 

 

 

 
Award Title: ISO certificate for Administration Systems
Presented by: Bureau VERITAS Certification
Date: 2008
Brief: SCTH has attained international recognition for its administration systems, therefore it was awarded the International Quality System Application’s certificate, due to its commitment towards applying the standards of quality in administrative transactions in line with its objectives to achieve the excellence in performance in its different activities as well as building an brilliant and leading corporate culture at the levels of both the public and private sectors.

 

 

 
Award Title: Best Portal Award in the field of knowledge and information
Presented by: The Institute of Middle East Award for Excellence
Date: 2010
Brief: The award encourages organizations in the Middle East to adopt technological solutions for sustainable and comprehensive development, as well as raise the quality control levels in public and private sectors. That through honoring the leading organizations in the field of application of latest technology decisions in the field of e-government in particular and e-services in general, in addition to highlighting their role in maintaining the technological needs for development in this field. 



Award Title: Oscar Award of Excellence for the ad film "Takhyoul" (Imagine)
Presented by: Oscar International Video Festival, in Alexandria
Date: 8-11/07/2010
Brief: Award honors and recognizes the best films on tourism. The festival held in Alexandria in 8-11/07/2010, was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. 


 

 

 

Award Title: Ulysses Award for Innovation in tourism programs. The award was given
for the "Smile” program, developed by SCTH.
Presented by: World Tourism Organization
Date: 28/05/2008
Brief: the award recognized the success attained by “Smile” program in school tourism education.

 

 

 

 Award Title: ISO certificate for Quality Management systems
Presented by: Pero Veteran Company
Date: 2007
Brief: International Quality Control application certification recognizes SCTH’s commitment to international standards of quality control in its transaction management. It also comes in line with SCTH plans which aim to achieve distinction over its all administration and specialization activities, as well as creating an institutional, distinct and leading culture on the levels of private and public sectors.

 

  

 

Award Title: Oracle Award for excellence in electronic applications
Presented by: Oracle Corporation
Date: 2006
Brief: SCTH’s experience in the field of e-transaction applications since its inception has drawn great interest from various government agencies, especially after being awarded the Oracle Award for Excellence in electronic applications in recognition of its ambitious vision adopted for the development of the concept of e-governance.

 

 


 

 

Award Title: Computer Driving License Award
Presented by: European Computer Driving License Foundation
Date: 2005
Brief: in 2005, SCTH was granted Computer Driving License by the European Computer Driving License Foundation.
Award Title: Award for the Best e-Government Application
Presented by: ACN magazine
Date: 2007
Brief: in 2007, SCTH was granted the Award of the Best e-Government Application from ACN magazine.

 

   

 

 

Award Title: Man of the Year Award on information technology in the Kingdom
Presented by: ITB International Group
Date: 2003
Brief: ITB International Group granted the Man of the Year Award to His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz President of SCTH, Chairman of the Foundation for Disabled Children. It was given in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in the field of information technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as his special research and persistent support to SCTH in this field through two key programs: 1. “Integrated  Electronic System” and 2. “Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)”. The first program is devoted to the application of an integrated system for establishing and following up internal administrative transactions, which will ensure a high degree of  ​
control over SCTHs transactions as well as ensure the maximum degree in efficiency, productivity and speed. The second program is allocated to the application of an integrated system for management of financial resources, accounting procedures, human resources management, procurement and warehousing.



Award Title: International Award for ad film festival “Culture and Heritage”
Presented by:
Date: 2004-2005
Brief: The film includes footage of the stunning countryside in Saudi Arabia, folk dances, popular crafts, traditional souks, shopping malls and other antiquities. The film highlights SCTH vision for the future of tourism in the Kingdom over the next twenty years.  


Award Title: Computer Driving License
Presented by: ICDL
Date: 2005
Brief: SCTH was successful in the management of information technology through deploying the concepts and applications of e-government in the body where it became a great example for others to follow the e-government transactions.