ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, - Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, (TCA Abu Dhabi), is geared-up to accept a fresh batch of students, to its annual Tourism Youth Summer Programme.

The summer programme is an ongoing project that aims to find and inspire the next generation of tourism professionals for Abu Dhabi.

The three-week course will run from July 24 to Aug 11 and will incorporate both instructional workshops and seminars, as well as, work placement for all attendees. All students will also gain first-hand experience in the

hospitality and tourism sectors and the role they play in the development of the emirates.

Fatima Nasser Al Melhi, Industry and Tourist Guide Training Unit Head, at TCA Abu Dhabi says, "They (the students) will get the opportunity to experience a tourism-related entity, where they will get to see the different components of the tourism industry and how they help contribute to the development of the country."

"Tourism is one of the largest employers worldwide, and the sector has an extremely important role to play, in economic sustainability, yet there is often the belief that having a job in tourism equates to little in the way of career advancement.

By running this programme, we want to challenge this assumption and prove that there are many opportunities for progression in the sector," she added.

Now in its eighth year, the camp will be held from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily, at several hotel establishments across the emirate.

During the camp, which is open to UAE Nationals only, the 50 girls and boys, aged between 18 and 21, will take part in a number of workshops, which will be held in English, covering a range of topics from culture, hospitality, aviation, tour operations, events, attractions, sports tourism, entertainment and entrepreneurship.

Source: Name News Network