The trainees taking a memorial photo in front of the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis - photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO - 8 November 2020: The training of employees in archaeological sites and museums as part of the program of “Tourism Ambassadors” to develop the capabilities of employees of the ministry dealing directly with tourists ended Saturday.
This training program came as a part of an initiative from the ministry to continue its training plan, which is being implemented to raise the efficiency of workers in museums, archaeological sites and tourism facilities and develop their capabilities in a way that contributes to improving the quality of services provided to tourists and visitors and also to achieve sustainable development goals.
The training program lasted for four days. Trainees were handed certificates accredited by the Institute of Hospitality in London from the United Kingdom.
Soha Bahgat, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Training Affairs, indicated that the "Tourism Ambassadors" program was prepared to qualify employees who deal with tourists in all tourist facilities, museums and archaeological sites, pointing out that this program was well received by the trainees.
She added that this program aims to qualify workers in the tourism and antiquities sector on the concept of tourism services and raise their tourism awareness.
Furthermore, Basma Salim, General Supervisor of the Baron Empain Palace, expressed her happiness with the ministry’s interest in developing the performance of workers.
She added that the training venue in the palace is well equipped and all hygiene safety and precautionary measures were implemented during the training.
It is worth noting that this training program is sponsored by the Bank of Alexandria and the implementation is through Rythm Training Institution accredited by the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom, in cooperation with the Archaeological Sites and Museums Development Unit.