Hotels

Hospitality scholarship open to young Kuwaitis

Kuwait City, May 2011: Young Kuwaitis have been offered the chance to apply for a scholarship in Hospitality Management underwritten by Kuwait-based Action Hotels.


His Excellency Sheikh Mubarak Abdulla Al Mubarak Al Sabah, the company’s chairman said that the scholarship programme is held in conjunction with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM).


“We will fully sponsor the successful candidate in the one-year EAMH Master of Science in International Hospitality,” said Sheikh Mubarak.


The programme is run out of the Academy’s Dubai-based purpose-built facilities, in academic association with the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.


Sheikh Mubarak said that Action Hotels is committed to supporting the education and leadership training by helping to nurture the next generation of hospitality industry professionals from Kuwait.


“The tourism industry in the Middle East will require an extra 1.5 million team members by the year 2020. Our aim is to help plug the management gap with fresh Kuwaiti talent.”


He mentioned that very few GCC nationals are employed in the regional hospitality industry.


“Just two per cent of Bahraini, Omani, Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals are employed in the hospitality sector. In the UAE, the figure is slightly higher at nine per cent but is still not enough. We feel that it is our responsibility to help show our young talent just what a compelling career the hospitality sector can be.”


Sheikh Mubarak noted that the average age of Kuwait’s population is 28.5 years with 25 per cent aged between 15 and 29.


“Kuwait’s population statistics speak for themselves. We are reaching out to assist ambitious young Kuwaiti nationals get a kick-start in one of the world’s fastest growing industries,” he said.


Alain Debare, General Manger, Action Hotels confirmed that the EAHM MA is the only fully-accredited hospitality management degree of its kind in the region.


“We are impressed by the rigor of the curriculum and the shared learning opportunities available at the Emirates Academy. This degree programme provides a wonderful platform for aspiring hospitality professionals.” 


He said that the Action Hotels Hospitality Management Scholarship will help equip talented individuals with a passion for the service sector, with the knowledge, skills and confidence required in executive and senior managerial roles within the hospitality industry.


Meanwhile, EAHM’s Stuart Jauncey noted that the hotel industry is now the world’s largest, most diverse, and most exciting industry. 


“Hospitality is a sector that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East. In tandem, the region needs senior managers who possess the highest levels of applied business skills. 


“The masters’ degree in International Hospitality Management at the Emirates Academy aims to develop these skills and to equip and prepare graduates for outstanding careers as the industry leaders of the future.”


He confirmed that curriculum is recognised by the wider hospitality industry and is accredited by the UAEs Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.


Debare concluded that on successful completion, Action Hotels will also offer an employment opportunity with Action Hotels or one of its subsidiaries to the degree holder. 


The 2011 Action Hotels Hospitality Management Scholarship application is open to Kuwaiti nationals only and is currently available through the Careers section of the Action Hotels website www.actionhotels.com.  Application deadline is 15 June 2011. 

More Hotels
Hilton’s ‘bleisure’ travel option – a new way to work and play
Family friendly hotels most popular for long weekends
Learn Emirati cooking at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira, Dubai
Latest Travel News
Zipline reopens in UAE’s highest peak Je...
Football legend Rio Ferdinand promotes D...
LEGOLAND® New York to open in 2020...
Featured Sights To See
Bagh-e-ibn-e-Qasim and Beach Park

Bagh-e-ibn-e-Qasim and Beach Park

Karachi, Pakistan

Constructed along 3.7 kilometers of coast, and spread over 80 acres of land, this park is reputed to be the largest park in Asia. Needless to say, it adds considerably to the beauty of the beach. Its attractions include unique rose bushes, lush green lawns, tall trees, beautifully crafted fountains, well placed wooden and stone benches, well maintained restrooms, clean paved pathways, children's p...

Atashkadeh

Atashkadeh

Isfahan, Iran

Address: western outskirts of Isfahan, near intersection of Amir Kabir Road with Atashgah Avenue Timings: 830am to 5pm Tickets: IRR 2000 Located on a hilly mound outside the city, the Atashkadeh is a fire temple that dates back to the Sassanian era. Seen from a distance, as you approach it from the east on Atashgah Avenue, it bears a striking resemblance to the Greek Acropolis at At...

Chahar Bagh Avenue

Chahar Bagh Avenue

Isfahan, Iran

Address: the main boulevard beside the Naqsh e Jahan Square complex, parallel to and west of Ostandari Street. A beautiful, wide, tree lined boulevard that stretches from west of the Naqsh e Jahan Square down past the Isfahan Palace Complex, and onto the Si-o-Seh Pol, leading towards the Armenian Quarters of Jolfa to the south. It forms today the main pedestrian and vehicular artery within th...

Château de Vincennes

Château de Vincennes

Paris, France

Today the suburb of Vincennes is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe, but back in the twelfth century, it was nothing more than a forest outside Paris.  Much like its more famous cousin in Versailles, the Palace at Vincennes started off as a hunting manor.  It was built by Louis VII sometime in the mid-twelfth century.  There are only a few scattered archaeological ...