DTCM announces new hospitality training course for UAE nationals

WAM Dubai, 5th July 2009 (WAM) — The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced a new summer training course – Introduction to Hospitality Today – offering UAE national students a hands-on learning about the different aspects of hotel operations.

DTCM’s Training Solutions will be launching the training course in the second week of July 2009.

Mr. Ibrahim Yaqoot, DTCM Executive Director Corporate Support, said “Introduction to Hospitality Today”, would be offered for the first time at the DTCM’s Training Solutions, and will be jointly offered by the Educational Institute of American Hotel ‘&’ Lodging Association, USA, and the Training Solutions of DTCM.

The course incorporates hospitality and tourism, one of the UAE’s leading industries.

This course will give students an inside look at the hospitality industry.

The duration of the course is for two days per week over a period of three weeks and the students will meet weekly at the Training Solutions and listen to lectures and take tours of the various hotel departments such as sales and marketing, front desk, housekeeping and the hotel restaurant.

He said: “It works in conjunction with a textbook, but students also get hands-on learning about the different aspects of hotel operations. DTCM is excited about the inaugural hospitality course and look forward to the Education Institute of AH’&’LA for being a key partner for this initiative. The tourism industry is a tremendous source of economic benefit for the entire nation, and an opportunity to develop a quality work force for that industry is important.” The course is intended to give students a broad overview of the service industry, including management of restaurants, resorts, bed and breakfasts and a variety of hotels, from a five-star hotel that is part of a national chain to a small, family-run hotel.

Students will receive a certificate both from the Educational Institute of AH ‘&’ LA and the Training Solutions of DTCM upon successful completion of the course.