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The Red Sea Development Company has signed an agreement with the University of Prince Mugrin to award 120 scholarships for undergraduate studies, commencing this academic year.

The five-year college program will lead to a bachelor of science degree in international hospitality management, which is accredited by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company, said: “We are excited to launch this initiative, in partnership with the University of Prince Mugrin and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

“These two institutions share our ambition to support the accelerated pace of development in Saudi Arabia through the creation of educational opportunities suited to the requirements of a rapidly expanding tourism sector.

“The initial response has been overwhelming, with more than 12,000 applications since the portal opened on September 1st.”

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He added: “We hope to contribute to the growth of the wider tourism and hospitality talent pool, helping young Saudis move into exciting new careers.

“A qualified, highly skilled workforce and steady supply of manpower will also position Saudi Arabia as an attractive investment opportunity for hotel partners and investors, for our project and across the industry.”

Where possible, the Red Sea Development Company will seek to provide job opportunities for successful graduates, either directly or with partners involved in the development or subsequent operation of the destination.

President of University of Prince Mugrin, Khader Al-Qurashi, added: “University of Prince Mugrin continuously seeks to contribute to the development of the national human capital through offering unique and quality programs in accordance to international standards, that will result in the successful employment of its graduates, and meet the needs of the local leading development projects including the Red Sea Project.”

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JetBlue has announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with a new non-stop service between New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyanas Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Flights will operate daily on JetBlues new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2nd, 2020, with seats now available for purchase in the US.

“The Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue.

“Just as weve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana.

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With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.

“The government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil andRead More – Source

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Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending.

For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than $740 million in state and local tax revenues.

“These record-breaking numbers for Long Island and across New York State amplify the importance of the tourism industry for our region and our residents,” said Kristen Jarnagin, chief executive of Discover Long Island.

“Promoting the endless positive aspects of Long Island through tourism marketing initiatives not only speaks to the incredible quality of life that we as residents enjoy but raises awareness of Long Island as an ideal place to visit, conduct business or relocate.

“These historic numbers are evidence that our strategic efforts and tactical collaborations are succeeding in raising destination awareness and positioning Long Island as an ideal destination for travellers and locals alike.”

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Tourism-generated employment also increased for the region, with the visitor economy supporting over 81,735 local jobs.

The 2018 results are historic with nearly 253 million visitors travelling to New York SRead More – Source

Tourism

The Red Sea Development Company has signed an agreement with the University of Prince Mugrin to award 120 scholarships for undergraduate studies, commencing this academic year.

The five-year college program will lead to a bachelor of science degree in international hospitality management, which is accredited by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company, said: “We are excited to launch this initiative, in partnership with the University of Prince Mugrin and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

“These two institutions share our ambition to support the accelerated pace of development in Saudi Arabia through the creation of educational opportunities suited to the requirements of a rapidly expanding tourism sector.

“The initial response has been overwhelming, with more than 12,000 applications since the portal opened on September 1st.”

ADVERTISEMENT

He added: “We hope to contribute to the growth of the wider tourism and hospitality talent pool, helping young Saudis move into exciting new careers.

“A qualified, highly skilled workforce and steady supply of manpower will also position Saudi Arabia as an attractive investment opportunity for hotel partners and investors, for our project and across the industry.”

Where possible, the Red Sea Development Company will seek to provide job opportunities for successful graduates, either directly or with partners involved in the development or subsequent operation of the destination.

President of University of Prince Mugrin, Khader Al-Qurashi, added: “University of Prince Mugrin continuously seeks to contribute to the development of the national human capital through offering unique and quality programs in accordance to international standards, that will result in the successful employment of its graduates, and meet the needs of the local leading development projects including the Red Sea Project.”

Tourism

JetBlue has announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with a new non-stop service between New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyanas Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Flights will operate daily on JetBlues new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2nd, 2020, with seats now available for purchase in the US.

“The Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue.

“Just as weve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana.

ADVERTISEMENT

With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers.

“The government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson.

“The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil andRead More – Source

Tourism

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending.

For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than $740 million in state and local tax revenues.

“These record-breaking numbers for Long Island and across New York State amplify the importance of the tourism industry for our region and our residents,” said Kristen Jarnagin, chief executive of Discover Long Island.

“Promoting the endless positive aspects of Long Island through tourism marketing initiatives not only speaks to the incredible quality of life that we as residents enjoy but raises awareness of Long Island as an ideal place to visit, conduct business or relocate.

“These historic numbers are evidence that our strategic efforts and tactical collaborations are succeeding in raising destination awareness and positioning Long Island as an ideal destination for travellers and locals alike.”

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Tourism-generated employment also increased for the region, with the visitor economy supporting over 81,735 local jobs.

The 2018 results are historic with nearly 253 million visitors travelling to New York SRead More – Source

Tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said the Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre has begun to mobilise resources to assist the Bahamas following the devastating effects of hurricane Dorian.

The category five hurricane hit the island nation earlier this week bringing winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

The International Red Cross fears 45 per cent of homes on Grand Bahama and the Abacos – some 13,000 properties – were severely damaged or destroyed.

At present, the death toll from the incident stands at 30 – however, this is expected to rise significantly.

Officials are sending morticians and 200 body bags to the Abaco Islands, the worst-hit part of the archipelago.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people are still missing in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.

Dorian is now battering the coasts of South and North Carolina in the United States, but is weakening.

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

Speaking at a media briefing at the Jamaica Tourist Boards New Kingston office today, the minister stated: “We have begun the process, from the centre, to reach out to the global tourism community, to mobilise resources to support the effort of bringing back the economies of our neighbour, as well as, to bring tourism resources.”

He also shared news that the centre has been in touch with minister of tourism in Bahamas, Dionisio DAguilar, to discuss the state of the industry and the nature of help that is required.

Tourism

The Red Sea Development Company has signed an agreement with the University of Prince Mugrin to award 120 scholarships for undergraduate studies, commencing this academic year.

The five-year college program will lead to a bachelor of science degree in international hospitality management, which is accredited by the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

John Pagano, chief executive, the Red Sea Development Company, said: “We are excited to launch this initiative, in partnership with the University of Prince Mugrin and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

“These two institutions share our ambition to support the accelerated pace of development in Saudi Arabia through the creation of educational opportunities suited to the requirements of a rapidly expanding tourism sector.

“The initial response has been overwhelming, with more than 12,000 applications since the portal opened on September 1st.”

ADVERTISEMENT

He added: “We hope to contribute to the growth of the wider tourism and hospitality talent pool, helping young Saudis move into exciting new careers.

“A qualified, highly skilled workforce and steady supply of manpower will also position Saudi Arabia as an attractive investment opportunity for hotel partners and investors, for our project and across the industry.”

Where possible, the Red Sea Development Company will seek to provide job opportunities for successful graduates, either directly or with partners involved in the development or subsequent operation of the destination.

President of University of Prince Mugrin, Khader Al-Qurashi, added: “University of Prince Mugrin continuously seeks to contribute to the development of the national human capital through offering unique and quality programs in accordance to international standards, that will result in the successful employment of its graduates, and meet the needs of the local leading development projects including the Red Sea Project.”

Tourism

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending.

For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than $740 million in state and local tax revenues.

“These record-breaking numbers for Long Island and across New York State amplify the importance of the tourism industry for our region and our residents,” said Kristen Jarnagin, chief executive of Discover Long Island.

“Promoting the endless positive aspects of Long Island through tourism marketing initiatives not only speaks to the incredible quality of life that we as residents enjoy but raises awareness of Long Island as an ideal place to visit, conduct business or relocate.

“These historic numbers are evidence that our strategic efforts and tactical collaborations are succeeding in raising destination awareness and positioning Long Island as an ideal destination for travellers and locals alike.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Tourism-generated employment also increased for the region, with the visitor economy supporting over 81,735 local jobs.

The 2018 results are historic with nearly 253 million visitors travelling to New York SRead More – Source

Tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said the Jamaican-based Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre has begun to mobilise resources to assist the Bahamas following the devastating effects of hurricane Dorian.

The category five hurricane hit the island nation earlier this week bringing winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

The International Red Cross fears 45 per cent of homes on Grand Bahama and the Abacos – some 13,000 properties – were severely damaged or destroyed.

At present, the death toll from the incident stands at 30 – however, this is expected to rise significantly.

Officials are sending morticians and 200 body bags to the Abaco Islands, the worst-hit part of the archipelago.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people are still missing in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.

Dorian is now battering the coasts of South and North Carolina in the United States, but is weakening.

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

Speaking at a media briefing at the Jamaica Tourist Boards New Kingston office today, the minister stated: “We have begun the process, from the centre, to reach out to the global tourism community, to mobilise resources to support the effort of bringing back the economies of our neighbour, as well as, to bring tourism resources.”

He also shared news that the centre has been in touch with minister of tourism in Bahamas, Dionisio DAguilar, to discuss the state of the industry and the nature of help that is required.