Mohammed Abdul-Samad Al Qurashi Deputy Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Makkah and CEO of the group of companies Abdul-Samad Al Qurashi said that the increase job opportunities for young people in the coming years is based depends on the expansion of tourism investment opportunities as one of the sectors that absorb labor-intensive to be rehabilitated and trained enough, pointing to that the tourism sector will provide jobs directly and indirectly, more than one million and two hundred thousand jobs in 2015, and about one million and seven hundred thousand jobs in 2020, adding that “the hotel sector in the Kingdom is witnessing a paradigm shift is unprecedented, citing the Saudi market size in the field of hotel investment, where expected by 2020, the completion of the creation of more than 214 hotels of different categories, with investments estimated at 144 billion riyals.
CEO of consortia Abdul-Samad Al Qurashi said in an extended interview with “Boarding.” on the back of the signing of the “United Al-Tiaf- Holding Company”, a subsidiary of his investment group recently partnered with Capital Land “Ascot” to create and develop hotels agreement that investment in tourism and hotel sector more sectors -saving service career opportunities as he generates yield materially significant to investors.
Qurashi said that the agreement, which was signed recently include two hotels management first Jeddah is located in “Tahlia Street”, the number of 125 units and the second the number of 129 units in the safety district under the name of “Sitadin Elsalam” and thus the number of apartments that will be managed by Ascott International Company in favor of the “United Al-Tiaf- Holding Company” 432 units so far.
He revealed for investment this successful cooperation to establish 50 hotels within 5 years, noting that the tourism sector of interest to the King Abdullah “ of the Two Holy Mosques”, the government as a fertile ground to attract value-added investments and is a role model in the field of effective partnerships, both between represented in the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities Authority government agencies public investment.
And the motives of the tourism mega project at this time Qurashi said he was adopted, according to studies marketing and scientific research already conducted a private he flock nearly 40 million passengers annually in the Kingdom between external and internal, and religious tourism, as population growth rates witnessed a remarkable increase, which increased the size of the demand for private apartments unique ones that provide the best service standards and controls universal.
Qurashi said that the success of the “United Al-Tiaf- Holding Company” in signing an agreement with the company “Ascot” to manage the new hotel projects, which currently manages about 23,000 residential units around the world, spread over 86 cities in 24 countries as they proceed with overseeing the creation and implementation of 12,000 housing units in more than 200 building, and between Qurashi that this fruitful cooperation is precedent for the company Abdel-Samad Al Qurashi target through which to achieve economic growth in the field of Hospitality to serve the tourism sector in the Kingdom, and to achieve the investment ambitions and compatible with the current trends of the Commission of Tourism and Antiquities providing distinct local produce is managed professionally and in accordance with international standards.
Qurashi said that the importance of Jeddah city has all the elements of tourist attractions, and has seven types of modern tourism including religious tourism as a city main reception of the Holy Land in Makkah in addition to the therapeutic and eco-tourism, marine, conferences and shopping tourism and sports tourism of all kinds and leisure tourism, which includes travel to popular tourist destinations, he pointed out that it is able to compete with Dubai and other world cities, where I saw the latest edition of Jeddah travel compete more than 80 Saudi and international tourist destination company to market its products from the land of bride of the Red sea, and the show was a field to hold the investment deals between the participating companies and provide thousands of opportunities functional Saudi youth, and would turn a tourism summit which he met with decision-makers in the field of tourism from the public and private sectors and international tourist companies.
And his vision of what was done by the tourist authority recently in the organization and classification of tourist accommodation and furnished residential units sector, vice president of the Mecca Chamber stressed that these efforts will support investors in the UK, and encourages them to progress in the field of tourist accommodation and we thank the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities for its support of the installations of shelters, and to overcome obstacles faced with the relevant governmental bodies accommodation sector. He said things have changed with investors furnished units completely after assigning tourist accommodation of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities sector, calling for investment in the sector where the big opportunities for investment exist in light of the vast area of the Kingdom and the need for further growth in tourist accommodation sector.
He praised Qurashi in the context of talking about the training and rehabilitation establish specialized college in Tourism Management UK science, and said it will work to meet the requirements of labor market where there has been a number of objectives which contribute to the rehabilitation and development of competencies technically and scientifically qualified to meet the needs of tourism management sector, and provide new job opportunities for youth Saudi Arabia in the field of tourism, management and promotion of the tourism sector in the Kingdom in line with privacy and achieve a balance between physical and human development in the field of tourism and hospitality, administration and support the development of tourism and the administrative sector in the UK according to new scientific concepts and providing consultancy and scientific studies in this area public and private sectors.
And about the implications of resettlement on the tourism labor market plans Qurashi noted that the nation began to reap the fruits of resettlement plans that worked by the Authority and its partners for years and that the first building blocks developed by the Commission initiative was the establishment of the development of national human resources tourist center «Integration», who took it upon himself to put scientific and methodological sound ground for the sector training and education tourism professional. Was cooperation with partners from the public and private sectors in the preparation of plans for the resettlement of tourism sectors (travel and tourism, accommodation tourist attractions (Entertainment), and monuments and museums) each sector separately, including owned of privacy features, were those plans are approved by the Ministry of Labour.