Egyptian Minister of Tourism Zoheir Garranah
announced recently the Ministry's latest venture
in its attempt to raise quality values in the
tourism sector on all fronts and to specifically
create opportunities for the benefit of Egypt's
hospitality industry professionals.
signing of a Letter of Agreement by Chairman of
the Egyptian Tourism Federation, Ahmed ELNahas,
and Thomas Kline, Director of Executive
Education of Cornell University School of Hotel
Administration took place, witnessed by the
“This is a
very proud moment for Egypt and for this great
nation’s booming tourism industry; the engine of
economic growth and prosperity,” said H.E.
agreement with Cornell is at the heart of our
mission to invest in quality human resource
development in the tourism industry. It
constitutes an essential step in the human
resource pyramid we are building; from base to
is known as The Hotel School to professionals in
the hospitality industry worldwide and has been
associated with educating the leaders of the
world's largest and most forceful industry for
the past 85 years.
Ministry of Tourism has dedicated 40% of the
participant’s costs for the in-country programs
for Egyptian nationals, and to negotiate student
loans for expanding the participation base for
those who wish to enroll in Cornell's online
learning courses. A total of five comprehensive
programs will be offered by Cornell; with an
introductory Senior Executives Program planned
for December 2007.
exclusive program targets a top quality group of
forty General Managers of full-service 3 to
5-star hotels and focuses on strategic
hospitality management and high performance
inaugural program and all subsequent in-country
programs offered by Cornell will take place in
the in Red Sea Resort of El Gouna.