Ezdan Hotels Company receives HACCP food safety certification
March 22, 2017
Ezdan Hotels Company, a subsidiary of Ezdan Holding Group, recently received the internationally-recognised ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points’ (HACCP) certification in the field of food safety.
The certification was awarded by the Bureau Veritas Group, which specialises in diverse areas, including food and occupational safety, social responsibility, and environmental protection.
It also provides innovative solutions and high-quality services universally adopted in various sectors.
Bureau Veritas is recognised and accredited by more than 55 specialised organisations...
Ministries sign MoU to promote Qatari traditions
March 19, 2017
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture and Sports represented in Nomas Center to maintain and strengthen the sense of Qatari identity.
Director of Independent Schools Office Khalifa Saad Al Derham represented the Ministry of Education in signing the MoU. Signing on behalf of the Ministry of Culture was Director of Activities and Youth Events Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Hajri. The agreement involves holding a number of cultural events for boys and girls.
Al Derham said that the agreement...
Over 20 complete first part of Event Management Degree
March 19, 2017
More than 20 business events professionals have completed the first part of a five-month programme that will see them certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI), a leading global association of the exhibition industry.
The Event Management Degree (EMD) training programme comes as part of Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) efforts to empower local exhibitions professionals and enhance Qatar’s business events competitiveness, and is being delivered in collaboration with Exhibition, Convention and Event Management Company, according to a...
We Have Cookies: DoubleTree by Hilton Embraces its Warm Cookie Welcome by Serving Up First-Ever Global Cookbook
March 16, 2017
Qatar gears up to host Hotelier Summit Middle East
March 13, 2017
In an endeavour to redefine the way hotel owners develop, own, operate and service their hospitality projects, international events organiser IDE Consulting Services is presenting the 11th edition of the Hotelier Summit Middle East in Qatar this May.
From May 17-18, the summit will bring together the top stakeholders of the Middle East hospitality sector to engage in focussed face-to-face business meetings. The ultimate vision of the initiative is to create a seamless procurement cycle that eliminates cost overruns and budget overruns during the development and maintenance of a hotel...
New app invites you to take a journey through Qatar
March 11, 2017
There’s more to do in Qatar than check out Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Corniche, according to the designers of a new app.
Noora Al Thani and her colleagues assert that there are at least 40 places of interest in Qatar, and that number is growing.
She and her team have listed those venues in a new app called “...
Qatar aims to generate $17.8bn tourism receipts a year by 2030
March 10, 2017
Qatar is looking to welcome 10 million visitors a year and generate $17.8 billion in tourism receipts by 2030, according to a new study.
Research released ahead of the Arabian Travel Market 2017, which takes place in Dubai on April 24-27, showed that Qatar will look to generate 5.2 percent of its GDP through tourism over the coming years, creating 98,000 jobs and managing an inventory of 63,000 hotel rooms.
Hilton Named to 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List
March 10, 2017
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Ranking at No. 26 this year, Hilton increased its position by 30 places since 2016.
“As a business of people serving people,"......
Top art event to explore traditional & digital world
March 9, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in collaboration with its home campus, VCU School of the Arts (VCUarts) will host Tasmeem Doha 2017, their biennial international art and design conference.
‘Analogue Living in a Digital World’ will take place on March 15 and 16, in Doha and will feature workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, artists, and cultural leaders exploring the collision, intersection and interplay between the traditional and digital worlds.
Speakers at Tasmeem Doha 2017 include, Qatari-American artist, writer, and filmmaker , Sophia Al Maria in conversation...
Qatar Plans Major Investments in Tourism
March 6, 2017
There is new demand for tourism to Qatar and the Qatar Tourism Authority is responding with a multi-billion-dollar investment, according to a report in the National
“In 2015, investment in travel and tourism activity comprised 2.2 percent of the country’s total spending, with this expected to rise by 8.6 per year to 2026,” Chris Nelson reports.