EBRD helps boost tourism and hospitality sector in Jordan

May 11, 2018
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped establish the first Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Organisation in Jordan. The Organisation, formed by the private sector and professional associations with public sector participation, will promote the development of specific skills needed to boost the local tourism and hospitality industry, which has huge economic potential.

The Sector Skills Organisation will not only help hotels, tour operators and guides, and food services and restaurants to invest in their staff’s development but also help potential employees gain the skills that are most in demand by the industry.

The launch of the Organisation was celebrated on the 6th of May in Amman with a ceremony attended by the EBRD President, Suma Chakrabarti; EBRD Director of the Eastern Mediterranean region, Heike Harmgart; Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury; the Ministry of Labour Secretary General, Hani Khleifat ; and the Minister of Tourism, Lina Annab. The EBRD helped establish the Organisation by providing technical cooperation.


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