aTP- Arab tourism portal News- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, Chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region, and Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), presented the 2017 Saudi Tourism Excellence Awards to the winners at Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Forum.
The winners were awarded 39 prizes in various categories of the Award in its 7th session in recognition of their efforts in serving and developing the tourism industry.
The Tourism Excellence Awards were awarded this year to the following recipients:
3 STAR HOTEL Drnef Hotel, Makkah.
4 Star Hotels Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Khobar.
5 Star Hotels: Narcissus Hotel, Riyadh.
Best Health Club in Hotel: H care, Jeddah.
Class 2 and Class 3 Furnished Apartments: Boudel Hotel Apartments. Shati, Dammam.
Class 1 Furnished Apartments: Boudel Furnished Apartments, Riyadh.
Furnished Apartments: Comfort Suites for Residential Units, Hail.
Desert Resort: Al Ola Desert Resort, Madinah.
Resort: Golden Tulip Sharma Resort, Tabuk.
Events and Festival organizer: Muqbel Abdullah Al-Muqbel.
Heritage and Cultural Festival: East Coast Festival, Dammam.
Environmental Festival: Symposium on the use of local plants in Qassim …etc.
Fun and Entertainment Festival: Youth Activity for Ghada Festival, Onaiza, Qassim.
Airline: Nas Air.
Roadside Station and Breaks: Sasco.
Airport: Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Madinah.
Tourist Training Instructor: Sara Sulaiman Saleh Kassem.
Sales Executive, tourist facility: Mehdi Taj Ali Hassan.
Hotel Receptionist: Ashraf bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Zahrani.
Human Resources Manager, tourist facility: Mohammed Hamad Al Harthy.
Tour Guide: Mariam Ahmed Abbas Al Harbi.
Chef: Sumaya bint Mohammed Al Idrisi.
Hotel Manager: Bader Khaled Abdul Mohsen Al Hokair.
Commercial Market Manager: Abdul-Aziz bin Ahmed Al Rabiah.
Employee Services Rooms: Ali Ahmad Fadlur Rahman Al Qurashi.
Travel Agency Manager: Osama Abdullah Abdulsalam Alami.
Restaurant Service Provider: Duha Sami Jamal Al Yawar.
Tourist Destination: Onaiza Governorate.
Tourist Attraction: Ishar Island, Jazan.
Entertainment Center: Snow City, Al-Othaim Mall, Riyadh.
Commercial Center: Sahara Mall, Riyadh.
Tour Operator: Al Hokair Group Tourist Bus.
Travel & Tourism Agency: Golden Travel Agency.
Local Saudi Restaurant: Albaik.
Hotel Restaurant: Al Shurfa Restaurant at Holiday Inn Hotel, Jeddah.
International Restaurant: Break Time Restaurant.
Local Café: Barzan Cafe, Al Khobar.
Car Rental Company: Al Wefaq Rent A Car Company.
Tourist Training Facility: Higher Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, Baha.
Worth mentioning, that the Tourism Excellence Awards Jury is comprised of a number of experts and professionals specialized in the tourism industry in various areas. The selection of the winners across the tourism sector in the Kingdom adopted the highest standards of ethics and quality.
The sixth edition of the Tourism Excellence Awards was an extension of its success over the past five years. Ever since the launch of this important event in 2010, it is recognized as a national reference for assessing the distinguished Saudi tourism industry and is an important reason to celebrate for those committed to improve and develop their tourism services.