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ME tourism demands 1.5m staff by 2020

The Middle East tourism industry will require at least 1.5 million workers by the year 2020, according to organizers of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, which takes place in Dubai on May 3-5. Jonathan Worsley, co-organizer of AHIC, said in a statement that 'staffing levels are one the biggest challenges facing the global industry'. InterContinental Hotels' Tom Mayer said that with the massive growth in the hotel industry in Dubai it has been hard to recruit talented local employees.