Qatar Tourism Authority scores a success at Qatar Career Fair 2013
New tourism strategy paves the way to grow jobs in the tourism industry in Qatar
QTA showcases new opportunities for careers and enterprise in tourism
Doha, Qatar 7 April 2013: Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has successfully concluded its participation in the Qatar Career Fair 2013 which was held from April 1-6, 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Held under the patronage of His Highness, The Heir Apparent, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, this year’s theme for the event was “Write the Next Chapter in Qatar’s Success.”
QTA’s involvement with the event was an overwhelming success with a total of 657 job applications received for different employment positions throughout the authority, catering for both intermediate and graduate level positions.
Mr. Ismael bin Mohamad Al Sayed, Shared Services Director at QTA, expressed his delight at the QTA’s participation in the career fair, reinforcing that participation of such events forms a part of a significant effort that QTA provides in supporting the community. He further added, “Qatar Tourism Authority’s participation in the Qatar Career Fair reflects the QTA’s commitment in line with the country’s 2030 Vision, to develop human capital to achieve a knowledge-based economy. We are committed, as well, to provide Qatari youth with suitable career opportunities as a priority for a brighter future, which will in turn reflect on the future development of Qatar.
QTA’s recent initiatives include developing local talent in the buoyant MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) sector, with the introduction of new hospitality training programmes at Stenden University.
QTA and Stenden University Qatar has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to initiate a new Tour Guide License Program to develop professional tour guides for Qatar that are knowledgeable about the nation’s rich past and history, its culture and heritage as well as tourist and historical sites. The aim is to train tour guides to have in –depth knowledge of Qatar’s heritage, history and culture as well as its many museums, theme parks and nature attractions.
Tour guides once trained will be able to share key and accurate information about the places tourists visit in Qatar on sightseeing tours, to enhance their stay and reflect local politics, religion, geography, as well as Qatari traditions and everyday life.