Tourism & Logistics: The Future of Oman

BARKA The Faculty of Business and Economics  at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) recently organised the faculty day recently. “BE day (stands for Business and Economics ) is held to bring together students, academics, staff and industry members, to share our news and get updates about recent development in our areas of interest. We are also keen to introduce our new programme International Business and Service Management that we will start in the next academic year in September” said Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz, Head of the STRD Department. She added that the new programme will equip the students with a general business skills while focusing on the tourism industry so they will study aviation and airlines management, port and cruise management etc.

 

The event was attended by leading industry members in both fields of tourism and logistics. Corporations like Omran, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, and leading logistics companies showed their commitment to developing Omani Youth. “Logistics and tourism are the future of Oman. Companies who invest in both fields will be highly competitive,” said Warith al Kharousi, Executive Director of  AL Safwa Group & Partners,  Chairman for Imagine Technologies Oman and the Oman Logistics & Supply Chain Association & Charter Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT UK ) – Oman Chapter.

“I am still passionate about my work like the first day,” said Katrin Herz, General Manager of Al Bustan Ritz Carlton Hotel  adding that tourism offers many career opportunities. Al Bustan Palace is always have plenty of opportunities for Omani Youth who would like to join this career. Sulayma Al Jahdhami  a Sustainable Tourism and Regional Development (STRD) student expressed great interest in her studies.  “ I tremendously enjoyed my internship that lasted almost for one month at the HR Department of Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel.

 

Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz confirmed that all graduates from the tourism department have found jobs in leading tourism organisations both in government and private sector GUtech graduate Fathiya Al Kindi joined Muriya Tourism Development two months ago. She is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility team . “I am currently working to extend to tourism benefits to the local communities where Muriya operates. “The new programme is the new baby of GUtech and has been founded to collect under one roof the academic programmes and research activities in the fields of Business and Service Management” said Prof. Dr. Oliver Lorz, Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at GUtech and Head of the Chair of International Economics at RWTH Aachen University. Registration has started.

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