On Wednesday 08 December, Sabeel held a one-day training workshop for the Palestinian tour guides who have been developing twelve new and creative itineraries for when tourists and pilgrims begin visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank again. The workshop will allow the tour guides to develop their skills in writing new itineraries.
The itineraries range from: visiting communities in Jerusalem who are an integral part of the social fabric of the city, presenting the unique stories of communities behind each of the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting natural reserves in the West Bank, and to presenting cities and towns from the perspective of women.
In partnership with the German organization Deutscher Verein vom Heiligen Lande (DVHL), Sabeel has been creating a brochure to assist tour guides in developing itineraries that will help pilgrims and tourists learn about Palestine and Palestinian history. Close to 300 Palestinian guides from Jerusalem and the West Bank have already followed the itineraries in the last few months. After finalizing the brochure, Sabeel will promote it with travel agencies and group tourist leaders.