GHTEC was established by H Q Dadabhai Holdings, one of Bahrainís and the middle eastís most successful companies, to meet the demand for hospitality professionals by offering industry relevant and internationally recognized qualifications of the highest standards. Since its inception in 1999, GHTEC has become the largest private sector provider of hospitality and tourism education in the middle east. Its educational programs are career-oriented and provide students with the knowledge and practical skills they need to compete successfully in today's job market, encompassing a training approach that blends local needs and international standards. GHTEC has partnered with several globally reputed academic institutions and associations that offer world class training deliverables to its students, and is an ISO 9000 (2001) certified organization.
GHTEC prospects for continued growth are supported by the shift from oil based economies to human capital development in GCC countries. This is further strengthened by strong tourism industry dynamics globally. Key trends include the following.
- Hospitality industry is expected to triple in size by the year 2020.Global tourists arrival is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2020 (source WTTC, Arabian Travel Market)
- Middle East tourism is likely to See US$ 3 trillion investment by 2020
- The region will see its income from tourism grow from an estimated US$ 150 billion in 2006 to US$ 280 billion in 2020
- Based on existing projects, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that there is a requirement of 2.5 million jobs by the year 2020 which is approximately 208,000 jobs a year