The Dubai chapter of Skal, the international organisation of tourism leaders, has been launched in the emirate with the support of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
According to DTCM's director operations and marketing, Mohammed Khamis bin-Hareb, Ghassan Aridi, general manager of Alpha Tours has been named president of Skal's newest branch.
He said Aridi is joined by Mohammed Al Gezixy as vice-president and 18 founding members representing all spheres of Dubai's tourism sector. "Skal has long-since been recognised as the global association for the tourism industry and Dubai is delighted to join more than 500 Skal clubs worldwide in the advancement of the global tourism sector," said Hareb. Registered as Dubai Chapter 672 it joins more than 25,000 tourism professionals in more than 525 clubs in 80 countries in their pursuit for the sound development of tourism.
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