Qatar Airways packages offered for Doha Jewelery and Watch Exhibition

Updated 02 February 2017

Qatar Airways packages offered for Doha Jewelery and Watch Exhibition

Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways is offering fantastic packages for visitors traveling to the 14th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watch Exhibition 2017 (DJWE) Feb. 20-25.
Qatar Airways Holidays has designed special flight, hotel and tour packages for visitors to this international luxury event, providing seamless travel arrangements and allowing them to discover what Doha has to offer during their trip. A range of Economy and Premium packages are available, including for premium travel a first class return ticket and two nights stay at a five-star hotel starting from SR4,388 per person. Qatar Airways Holidays exclusive hotel packages also offer complimentary services, such as, buffet breakfast, room upgrades, airport shuttle, parking, early check-in, late check-out and discount vouchers for spa, activites and meals depending on the availability.
Travelers can book flight and hotel packages or hotels from now until Feb. 25 by visiting
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Commercial Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Ehab Amin, said: “Qatar Airways Holidays is offering visitors to Doha complete travel packages at special prices, to ensure travelers enjoy visiting this international event and their opportunity to explore Doha. Visitors booking through Qatar Airways Holidays website will benefit from holiday extras such as early check-in and late check-out, airport shuttles and much more, all designed to make their travel as glamorous as the jewelry and watches they will discover at the fair.”
Travelers looking for transportation for the entirety of their trip can also hire cars as well as city and cultural tours from Qatar Airways Holidays website.
This annual luxury exhibition welcomes more than 400 brands showcasing their striking gemstone and accessories collections at Doha Exhibition and Conference Center (DECC) in the heart of Doha’s business district.
DJWE 2017 is organized by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) who together with this year’s partners, Auditoire, gives discerning visitors an exclusive experience; one that brings together old world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication to deliver a wealth of new experiences.

Ascott spearheads Saudi recruitment drive

Updated 18 June 2019

Ascott spearheads Saudi recruitment drive

The Ascott Limited is developing its training program across the group’s properties in Jeddah, whereby high-achieving Saudi nationals are trained in the array of skills needed to succeed in top managerial positions within the Kingdom’s burgeoning hospitality sector. 

To be eligible to join Ascott’s Saudi Graduate Program, Saudi graduates must have at least a bachelor’s degree with honors and be willing to learn and develop their career within an international group. The program comprises theory and practical training across all departments and is followed by overseas training in one of Ascott’s properties.

“We’re in the midst of an exciting period of growth in Saudi Arabia,” said Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional GM for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India. “The Kingdom’s tourism industry is growing at an exponential rate and is creating many new jobs within the hospitality sector. We launched Ascott’s Saudi Graduate Program in line with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to promote, nurture and develop this valuable homegrown pool of young talent and offer successful individuals a dynamic career path within the Ascott group.

“In just a short amount of time the program has made a significant impact. Our turnover ratio of Saudi colleagues has fallen from 58 percent in 2016 to less than 15 percent to date in 2019; staff loyalty has been positively affected and guest satisfaction levels have increased. What’s more, Ascott Sari Jeddah was recently named as Saudi Arabia’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2019 for the second consecutive year in the annual World Travel Awards.

“We are also proud to announce that one of our current trainees who will shortly take on the running of a property, is female. A key element of Saudi Vision 2030 is job diversification and women’s access to the employment market, and at Ascott we are committed to playing an active role in making this a reality,” added Miccolis.

From on-the-job training in housekeeping, handling reservations, checking-in and checking-out procedures and managing VIP guests, Ascott’s graduates must master the day-to-day facets of how to run an international-standard serviced residence, in addition to behind-the-scenes essentials such as HR, sales and marketing, finance and procurement. 

While the Saudi Graduate Program is currently available only within Ascott’s Jeddah cluster of properties, plans are in the pipeline to roll out the scheme to all of the group’s residences in the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Alkhobar and Abha.

Ascott’s Jeddah properties include Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.