Dubai tourism has strong growth potential for next decade: JLL

ZAWYA | July 17, 2019

Dubai has balanced dynamics for the growth of its tourism sector over the next decade, thanks to its readiness, tourism infrastructure and additional avenues for visitor growth without straining its urban landscape.The emirate has been ranked at par with Beijing, Hong Kong, Munich, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington DC for balanced dynamics of tourism growth by JLL and the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) latest report, Destination 2030.

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"Tourism Skills and Jobs," explores the learning and professional development needs, as well as perceived skill gaps in the tourism industry; provides examples of training and skills development opportunities currently available for tourism professionals; and identifies key challenges and needs for improving training programs and skills development opportunities.

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"Tourism Skills and Jobs," explores the learning and professional development needs, as well as perceived skill gaps in the tourism industry; provides examples of training and skills development opportunities currently available for tourism professionals; and identifies key challenges and needs for improving training programs and skills development opportunities.

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