YEREVAN, October 14. /ARKA/. Armenia will host the conference of the Hospitality Business and Public Catering Association (EURHODIP) in 2016. This decision was made at the meeting of the EURHODIP management board in Yerevan Saturday.
“We attach great importance to development of personnel in tourism sector. Development of tourism in general is one of our priorities and we attach great importance also to our cooperation with EURHODIP. The conference of 2016 is a very important event and, I hope, it will be come another step for us to achieve the targets we have set”, Armenian deputy minister of economy Ara Petrosyan said in his welcoming speech.
The forthcoming conference will be the 23rd one and will gather members of the Association from over 130 countries. Before that, a number of special training courses will be held for specialists in tourism sector.
Chair of EURHODIP management board Cees Van Der Klip, in his turn, said Armenia has a great potential for development of tourism, especially intellectual tourism.
Armenia has excellent qualities, and EURHODIP would like to improve tourism level here, Van Der Klip said adding the conference will contribute to it.
Hosting the 2016 conference in Armenia was initiated by rector of Armenian Institute of tourism Robert Minasyan who is also a member of EURHODIP management board.
The 2013 conference was held in Maribor, Slovenia.
EURHODIP’s main activities are arrangement of exams for a European diploma in management, seminars for trainers, annual conferences for staff of hospitality business schools.–0--