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Green calendar aims to boost Dubai’s status as sustainable tourism destination

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing targets residents and visitors with new ‘Get into the Green Scene’ initiative. Dubai tourism bosses have launched a new initiative to further position the emirate as one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations. Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has launched ‘Get into the Green Scene’. The initiative is aimed at Dubai residents and visitors to raise awareness of the city’s sustainable attractions and highlight the ease of incorporating sustainable practices into everyday life. The launch includes…

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Hospitality sector ‘facing jobs crisis’ despite rise in vacancies

Recent research by RSM showcased that the number of new job vacancies in the hospitality sector rose by 46% in the last two weeks The hospitality sector is currently “facing a jobs crisis” that threatens to hold back its recovery, according to PaulNewman, head of leisure and hospitality at RSM.  In a statement, which comes one week after venues resumed indoor trading, Newman called on the government to consider the “relaxation of visa barriers” – after Brexit/Covid-19 has reduced the pool of foreign-born workers by almost one million – “acutely…

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Shakespeare North names chief executive

Melanie Lewis has been appointed as the first permanent boss of the £27m Prescot theatre ahead of its opening in 2022. Lewis, who will start in the role in August, is currently an executive director with National Museums Liverpool, where she leads on commercial enterprises, visitor experience, strategy and planning. She has been with NML since 2012, joining the leadership team two years later. Max Steinberg, chair of operating body The Shakespeare North Trust, said: “The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a truly remarkable and special project and, as such, requires…

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