Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Salt Development Corporation Training of Trainers

17 Feb 2019 to 21 Feb 2019

USAID BEST, in collaboration with the As-Salt Municipality, the Salt Development Corporation (SDC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA), and the Ministry of Environment  (MoE) are implementing a series of events as part of an awareness campaign that will help improve the image of tourism amongst the locals in As-Salt by drawing attention to the cities’ potential to generate economic opportunities through the tourism sector, encouraging students to pursue tourism and hospitality career paths, and engaging youth and the overall community in protecting the culture, heritage and environment of their city.

On February17, 2019, high school and university counselors, volunteers and youth center supervisors will begin the train the trainers (ToT) workshops where they will learn tourism-related skills and knowledge to be able to conduct tourism awareness sessions for their students. The workshop will cover an array of material, including  job opportunities in the tourism sector, heritage and culture of As-Salt, visitor-friendly behavior, and the importance of keeping As-Salt neighborhood streets clean. After completing the training workshops, the trainers will each conduct 5 awareness sessions for students within their universities, schools and youth centers.