Tourism Regulations Approved

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Tourism Regulation 
​On Monday, October 28th, 2013, the Saudi Council of Ministers headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, approved the new tourism regulation.

The system aims to regulate relationship between the tourist facilities and the services related to tourism in general, and all or any of the activities related to or benefiting from Tourism.

The new system also provides that the SCTA must denote to tourist places in coordination with the relevant authorities and develop regulations for governing such locations. The public tourist places that are to be protected under this system, should not be owned by a private individual, and can be exploited by the state or invest directly into or lease them to private sector through the public competition.
The tourism regulation also providing that, SCTA - under the regulation - shall assume the responsibility for monitoring the pricing (price lists) of tourism residential units, accommodations, services, activities and all tourism professions. The system equips SCTA employees with special rights to monitor and inspect tourist accommodation facilities and places where the tourism professions and activities are practiced. With this system they also assume the right to receive consumer complaints.
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