Sommet Education Group partners with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tourism Development Fund
Swiss hotel entity signs agreement to help boost hotel education in Saudi Arabia
RIYAD from Saudi Arabia, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Sommet Education, the world’s leading network of hospitality education institutes, signed an agreement with the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) in Saudi Arabia support the development of the Kingdom’s tourism sector.
As part of this partnership, Sommet Education will work with TDF to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of Fund employees and clients in the fields of tourism, hospitality and entrepreneurship through dedicated programs and training. , as well as workshops, training sessions, conferences and counseling.
In line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030’s human capacity development program, the new partnership opens up a world of opportunities for TDF employees and customers to study hospitality with accredited institutes globally.
“The positioning of Sommet Education and its institutions combining prestige, excellence and international openness, coupled with the Kingdom’s vision for quality education, offers strong potential to build and grow the overall performance of the tourism sector by Saudi Arabia, said Benoît-Etienne domenget, Managing Director of Sommet Education.
Qusai Al-Fakhri, Managing Director of TDF, said: “The tourism sector is a key driver of Vision 2030. In order to facilitate its rapid growth, it is essential to have the right talent in mind. Through our partnership with Sommet Education, one of the world’s leading educational centers, we look forward to empowering TDF’s valued customers and employees by providing them with the best training they need to achieve their tourism ambitions during this season. exciting phase in the history of the Kingdom. “
Sommet Education is a unique educational group specializing in hospitality management and the culinary arts encompassing Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the top Swiss hotel management schools in the world, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, ranked No. employer, and École Ducasse, a culinary and pastry arts school founded by a world-renowned chef.
As part of this partnership, Sommet Education is committed to developing future talents in the service sector. Sommet Education will offer TDF employees and clients the opportunity to register for training in investment, hotel and tourism professions. The programs will be available at various educational levels, making them inclusive for all. The services will be available to individuals, entities and businesses working in the Saudi service sector under the supervision of TDF.
With capital of $ 4 billion, TDF aims to be the main catalyst for the development of tourism in Saudi Arabia. By providing financing solutions to investors, TDF will promote the development of distinguished tourism projects in various regions of the Kingdom, thus accelerating the objective of the National Tourism Strategy to increase the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP from 3% to 10%. and create a million new jobs by 2030.
About Sommet Education
Sommet Education is the world leader in hotel management training. Its global network of prestigious institutions includes hotel business schools of Swiss origin Glion Institute of Higher Education and The rocks, in collaboration with the Ecole Ducasse Culinary and Pastry Arts School. In April 2021, Sommet Education has acquired the South African education leader Invictus Education, adding four new schools to its portfolio: International Hotel School, IHS Gaming dedicated to the gaming industry; SAE Institute specializing in Creative Media Education and Summit focused on B2B training and development. In 2021, Sommet Education also developed into India via a majority stake in the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) with a campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR).
These institutions offer 400 undergraduate, graduate and technical training programs to 9,000 students from 100 countries and 10,000 learners. Education is offered on four continents on 18 campuses, as well as through state-of-the-art distance learning platforms. Between them, the schools have a network of 60,000 influential alumni in the hotel industry and beyond.
Sommet Education is the only education group with two in the Top 4 of institutions ranked worldwide for hospitality education and by employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
About the Tourism Development Fund
The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) was created in 2019 with a capital of $ 4 billion stimulate the growth of tourism in Saudi Arabia. TDF enables local and international investors to take advantage of the sector’s strong potential by providing viable financing solutions and leveraging its large network of partners including government entities, public and private lenders as well as operators and providers. of services… all deployed to bring investments to life. .
Well positioned at the heart of the Saudi tourism ecosystem, TDF is well positioned to offer advice and financing options to SMEs, and tailor-made investment solutions to qualified investors. The vision of the Fund is to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the National Tourism Strategy by opening up opportunities in the tourism value chain for private sector investors, while focusing on long-term sustainability.
Anouck Weiss, Sommet Education, +41 (0) 21 989 26 63, [email protected]
SOURCE Education Summit