Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority to honour excellence in tourism and hospitality sectors
Date Published: Sunday, May 3, 2015 Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is preparing to honour distinguished achievers from the UAE’s tourism and hospitality sectors when it hosts the seventh edition of the Sharjah Tourism Excellence Awards next week. The awards will be hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The seventh edition of the award this year coincides with the launch of Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 by SCTDA, which would add more value to the Award and give it additional momentum. Sharjah tourism sector stakeholders will be informed about the goals of Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021 and its pillars. SCTDA also will encourage stakeholders to cooperate and form partnerships to support the concerted efforts to improve tourist offers and services offered by the emirate. It will offer the Vision as a catalyst for further excellence in order to achieve the main objective of the Vision to welcome up to 10 million tourists in Sharjah by 2021. The Award ceremony will be held at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre and attended by number of dignitaries in tourism, travel and hospitality sectors in Sharjah as well as media representatives. Winners will be honoured for achievements in 2015 in the following categories: Hotels and Hotel Apartments, Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, Airlines, Media, and Shopping Malls apart from Tourism Personality of the Year. SCTDA Chairman H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Noman said: “The Sharjah Tourism Excellence Awards reflects the keenness of SCTDA to strengthen the culture of excellence and innovation, which will enhance the tourism sector efficiency in the emirate.” H.E. Al Noman added: “The Sharjah Tourism Excellence Awards is a translation of the directions of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to honour the hard work that goes into delivering an excellent tourism industry. It is the efforts of people and organisations that have contributed to the success of the tourism sector in the emirate, and will help achieve Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021.” The Sharjah Tourism Excellence Award is an honour granted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority for institutions and people working in the tourism sector who deliver the highest possible values and standards to highlight the emirate as a distinct tourist destination.