Developing Tourism Skills and Employment Opportunities in Travel & Tourism

Developing Tourism Skills and Employment Opportunities in Travel & Tourism

25 Apr 2018, 11:30 - 12:15

Showcase Theatre
Language:
English

The MENA countries have growing populations and large numbers of young people looking for meaningful and well-paid employment. The travel and tourism sector offers a wide range of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for young people. There are many opportunities in rural areas where the sector can create worthwhile employment for young people removing an incentive to move away from their communities to the cities. This panel composed of educators and trainers and employers will focus on training the next generation to make travel, tourism and hospitality their career - and how it can be made attractive to young people and their parents.

Contributors

  • Christopher Warren

    Moderator

    Director

    International Centre for Responsible Tourism (Australia-Middle East)

    Christopher Warren is the director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (Australia-Middle East). As a qualified trainer and assessor,...

  • Samir Arora

    Speaker

    General Manager

    The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

    Samir Arora is the general manager of The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel. With key responsibilities including contracting wellness partners...

  • Koray Genckul

    Speaker

    Vice President, HR Operations, MEA & Turkey

    Hilton

    Based in Hilton’s MEA Regional Office, Dubai – Genckul is responsible for human resources management across MEA & Turkey, overseeing the recruitment,...

  • Aline Barhouche

    Speaker

    Area Director of Human Resources-Middle East, Turkey and Africa

    Radisson Hotel Group

    Aline Barhouche is Area Director of Human Resources (HR), Middle East, Turkey and Africa for Radisson Hotel Group, recognised by Ethisphere Institute...

  • Heidi Van der Watt

    Speaker

    Managing Director

    Better Tourism Africa

    Heidi van der Watt co-founded Better Tourism Africa, a sister organisation of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism,  in 2006 and the...

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