General Travel News

Emirates Fill Less Than 1pc Of UAE Tourism Jobs

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said less than one percent of tourism jobs in the UAE are taken by Emirates despite a substantial investment in the leisure sector.  As the UAE becomes less dependent on oil revenues, it is expected that tourism will account for nearly one third of the economy by 2030.  However, tourists generally find they are served by Filipino or Indian tour guides and hotel staff and have little contact with UAE nationals.  

Officials report that around 12,000 Emirates are listed as looking for full time work but not many pursue jobs in tourism.   Director of ADTA standards division, Nasser Saif, said “They think like this – ‘Why should I work six days for less salary when in the government they pay more for less time?’”  ADTA senior executive in charge of Emiratization in the tourism industry said low wages and prestige are obstacles to attracting emirates the tourism sector.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
St Joseph's Cathedral

St Joseph's Cathedral

Hanoi, Vietnam

St Joseph's Cathedral, also known as Nha Tha Lon, is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Hanoi and was consecrated on the night of Christmas in 1886. Built by the French on the site of a demolished pagoda; St Joseph's Cathedral is known simply as the "Big Church" among the Vietnamese of Hanoi and is designed to resemble the Notre Dame in Paris. Address: Nha Chung Street, Hanoi ...

Masjid Juma

Masjid Juma

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Juma was constructed on the place where the first Juma was performed by the Muslims in congregation. It remains closed for the entire week except for Fridays. So if your stay in Madinah extends to a Friday then definitely go out there and make your own luck.  ...

Franz Kafka Museum

Franz Kafka Museum

Prague, Czech Republic

Pay homage to Prague’s most famous resident in this weird museum. Original documents and photos are exhibited in claustrophobic, strobe-lit sections and marvel at the writer’s complex relationship with Prague which is broached within a trippy short movie. Phone: + 420 257 535 507 Location: Herge-tova Cihelna 2b Opening times: 10am - 6pm Admission Prices: adult/child 120/60 Kč ...

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Houston, United States

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center consists of 155 acres and is located in Memorial Park.  It boasts a children’s botanical hall, over 5 miles of nature trails, forests, ponds, wetlands, and meadows.  It also has numerous specialty gardens including Hummingbird and Butterfly Island, Sensory Garden and Wildlife Garden.   Address: 4501 Woodway Drive Tel: (713) 681 8433. ...