Friday 25 July 2014
hospitality sector

Move to step up Bahrainisation in tourism sector

A five-year strategy is being launched to encourage Bahrainis to work in the hospitality sector, said a senior government official, adding that the sector, whether tourist facilities or restaurants, offers some of the best jobs in the labour mar


Fewer Bahrainis in hospitality sector

Bahrainisation rates in the hospitality sector have dropped to 16 per cent from 33 per cent in 2001, said industry experts. Hospitality sector training qualitative council head Ibrahim Al Kooheji and executive director Ali Sulaibe


Green forum focus on UAE hospitality sector

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum which promotes green building practices, will put the spotlight on sustainability trends in the UAE’s hospitality sector at a specialised seminar on June 17.


Scotland hotels ‘drawing Mideast investors’

Scotland, which has outperformed every other European country when it comes to investment returns in the leased hotel sector, continues to attracts investors from all over the Middle East, said a top official. "The European h

More… to host hospitality job fair, the region’s number one job site, will host a Virtual Job Fair (VJF) from September 23 to 27, which is specifically targeted towards the hospitality industry in the Middle East. Since its inception in 2000,


Bahrain hotels forced to lay off staff

Bahrain’s hotels were forced to lay off or transfer to other GCC countries more than 1,200 foreign employees in the last three months, it was revealed. Four- and five-star hotels had to either lay off or transfer 900 staff as a result of t


3-month moratorium on Bahrain hotels fee

A five per cent fee levied on hotel services in Bahrain has been frozen for three months. The Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday announced the moratorium, which will take e


GBCorp launches Global Executive Offices

Global Banking Corporation (GBCorp), through its subsidiary, Diyafa Holdings Company has launched operations of Global Executive Offices (GEO), the first initiative of Diyafa in the hospitality sector in Bahrain.  A premium serviced-


Light Group launched in Dubai

Dubai-based Zabeel Capital and The Light Group have announced the launch of Light Group Dubai - the leading hospitality development and management company's first operation outside the United States. The creation of Light Group Dubai m


Four Seasons Amman adds to management team

The Four Seasons Hotel Amman has appointed two new members to its management team. Olivier Thomas is the new hotel manager and Halla Rafati has joined the hotel as director of public relations. Born in France with a MBA from Switzerland, O

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