His Excellency Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) presented the department’s strategy and plans at the first meeting of Hotel Managers and Sales Managers Committee held at the Ajman Saray Hotel recently. As the chairperson of the committee, HE Al Geziry said that the leadership counted on this sector to be the engine of tourism development in the Emirate.
Issues discussed at the meeting covered recent trends in green tourism, Innovation Week and various activities that aim to develop the tourism sector. The meeting also addressed the department’s vision to increase Emiratization of the sector and offered support in terms of training those who work in the hotels sector.
HE Al Geziry said, “The importance of cooperation and coordination within the hospitality sector cannot be overestimated and hotels in the Emirate play a key role in driving the development of this sector. Therefore, ATDD will meet with them frequently in order to improve performance and ensure better services for the development of the sector and at the same time preserving the public interest of the Emirate.”
ATDD presented results achieved by the sector in the first nine months and the hotels’ representatives presented a report on their performance during that period as well as their expectations for the tourism sector. Also discussed was a report on global market trends and their overall impact on tourism. The meeting also focused on developing the hospitality industry in addition to the significance of coordination between the various hospitality sectors.
His Excellency Al Geziry thanked participants for their contributions to the discussion, including information and ideas presented that would enhance the hospitality industry in particular and tourism industry in general and would be put into effect in the coming period, he said.