Gulf Hotels Hire More Staff

Top executives reported that hotels in the Gulf region continue to hire more staff in order to maintain occupancy rates and prevent revenue drop.  And, according to a hospitality recruitment spokesman hotels continue to recruit for top key positions, in spite of the international finiancail crisis.

For most hotels in the region, occupancy rates decreased from 83% during the first half of last year to about 73% over the last few months.

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