Our faculty members regularly invite industry professionals to share their insights with Skyliners. Dr. Mohit Vij invited Mr. Mohamed Youssef, Senior Tourism Consultant of Tourism Affairs at Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), to deliver a session on “Destination Management” on June 26, 2019.
Mr. Youssef spoke about the role of SCTDA in developing and promoting Sharjah as an international destination worldwide. According to him, SCTDA aligns its goals and planning with the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UAE Vision 2021 to develop sustainable tourism, help the community and preserve the environment.
The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world with millions of jobs generated annually. This sector supported 612,000 jobs, or 9.6% of total employment, in UAE, which means that almost one in every ten jobs in the country. With the government’s initiatives to boost the travel and tourism sector, this figure is expected to increase in future.