Tourism

  • Welcome Message
  • Vision,Mission,Objectives
  • Dept. Staff
  • Degree & Study Plan
  • Quality Assurance
  • Dept. Activities
  • List of Honours- Fall2016
  • Dept. Handbook
  • Useful Links


 


Dr. Galal Afifi
Head of Department,

galal@squ.edu.om

 
Welcome  Message:

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Contributing to this ongoing development, Tourism Department has been providing the market, over the last 10 years, with well qualified graduates who are now working in almost every tourism filed in Oman including the Ministry of Tourism, hotels, travel agencies, airline companies, airports, museums, guidance, tourism education as well as several other governmental and private entities. It should also be mentioned that many of our graduates are currently building successful careers in the GCC. In this regard, we believes that meeting the escalating future demand of the Omani and GCC tourism market could only be accomplished through the continuous evaluation and development of the academic study plans to provide students with a high-quality tourism education that includes hands-on experience, securing local and international training opportunities, and establishing robust mutual partnership with the industry. The Department is also keen on keeping continuous relationship with our alumni through meeting them in different occasion as well as involving them in any future development plans. 

Serving the Omani community is an area of excellence for both our staff members and students. Each of our Department staff members has managed to build up a long list of community services activities including governmental consultancies, training courses, and media interviews, as well as participation in numerous professional committees. The Department is especially proud of the contribution of its students in several community spreading-awareness and sustaining-environment activities.

In additions to the tens of papers produced and published by the Department staff members, the Department has recently participated in two major national-level studies.

Finally, on behalf of the department staff members and students, it is my pleasure to welcome all the visitors to the Tourism Department page where you will find all the data regarding issues such as our vision, mission, objectives, staff members, academic plans, students’ activity and future ideas. Wish all our page visitors to have a pleasant day and “May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you”.
 

 

Vision:

The Tourism Department aspires to become a leading national, regional and international center of excellence in tourism and hospitality teaching, research and community service.

Mission:

The Tourism Department is committed to academic excellence, and distinction in research and community service through the provision of stimulating educational programs and learning activities in an environment that foster creative and critical thinking, effective communication skills and freedom of expression and social responsibility. Graduates are prepared to engage in life-long learning and to carry out tourism and hospitality career responsibilities with competence.

 

Department Objectives:

1.    Provide a high standard education suitable for individuals seeking employment as professionals in tourism and hospitality.
2.    Supply the national, regional, and international tourist market with the professional human resources required in different fields of tourism and hospitality.
3.    Cultivate in graduates the ability to communicate and work effectively in multicultural environments.
4.    Study current cultural, economic, and social issues that shape and affect tourism and hospitality.
5.    Assume a leading role in community service and social responsibility nationally, regionally, and internationally.
6.    Provide students with opportunities through training to develop their skills, capacities, and creativity for personal and professional development


Undergraduate Program Objectives:

1.    Develop leadership and management skills through group cooperation.
2.    Develop students' capability for career planning, goal-setting and team-building.
3.    Improve ability to exercise judgment and critically analyze situations and develop alternatives.
4.    Improve students’ written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills and usage of information technologies.
5.    Provide students with academic foundation, and "real life" experience for a successful career in tourism and hospitality.
6.    Develop students' capability to relate disparate areas of the arts and sciences to one another.
7.    Develop an understanding of tourism and hospitality laws and ethical aspects.
8.    Develop students’ skills for lifelong learning





   
           
 
  Dr. Galal Mohamed Hamza Afifi
Head of the Department
Tourism Operations Assistant Professor
PhD, Wales University (Cardiff), UK, 2004
Extension: 2061
Office No.:A 52

galal@squ.edu.om
CV 

   Dr. Debra Enzenbacher
Tourism Geographies Associate Professor
PhD, University of Cambridge,UK, 1995
Extension:3284
Office No.: B 53

debra@squ.edu.om
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   Dr. Masooma Khamis Al Belushi
Hospitality Management Assistant Professor
PhD, Wales University (Cardiff), UK, 2009
Extension:3273
Office No.: A 51

mqais@squ.edu.om
CV

   Dr. Mohamed Abdel Ghani El-Sayed
Hospitality Management Assistant Professor
PhD, Tennessee University, USA, 1995
Extension: 2031
Office No.: A 56

drghani@squ.edu.om
cv
 

Dr. Tamer Mohamed Atef Aziz Hassanien
Hotel Management Assistant Professor
PhD, Helwan University, Egypt, 2005
With Bournemouth University, UK
Extension: 3271
Office No.: 56

tamer@squ.edu.om
CV



Dr. Ya'qoob Salim Al Busaidi
Tourism Management Assistant Professor
PhD, Wales University (Cardiff), UK, 2008
Extension: 3270
Office No.: 53

yabusaid@squ.edu.om 
cv


  Mr. Fallah Abdallah Hamad Al Sukati
Tourism Operation Lecturer
MA, Brighton University, UK, 2008
Extension: 2001
Office No.: 55 A

falah@squ.edu.om
 cv

   

Ms. Houda Juma Ghulam Al Balushi
International Tourism and Hospitality Management Lecturer
MSc, Bournemouth University,UK,2013

Study leave
 Extension: 3284 

balushi@squ.edu.om

 
 

  Mrs. Majda Hamoud Mohamed Al Salti
International Tourism Management Lecturer
MBA, Hochschule Bremen, Germany, 2010
Study leave
 Extension: 3284

majda514@squ.edu.om

 
    Mrs. Agnes Bourgeois
French Language Lecturer
MA, Grenoble University, France, 1987
Extension: 3279
Office No.: 72

agnesb@squ.edu.om
CV
 
   Mrs. Andrea Wenke
German Language Lecturer
MA, Leipzig University, Germany, 1980
Extension: 3281
Office No.: 74
andrea@squ.edu.om

CV
 
   Ms. Fatiha Kebiche 
French Language Lecturer 
MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, Paris, 2014. 
Extension: 3280 
Office: 74 

cv
 
   Ms. Samira Berdouz 
French Language Lecturer 
MSc, university of Angers, France 
Extension: 3279 
Office: 72 

berdouz@squ.edu.om 
CV
 

Mrs.Sumaya Mahmood Mustafa
German Language Lecturer
MSc, University of Ain Shams, 2002
Extension: 3281
Office: 74

somaya@squ.edu.om
CV
 
 

 Mr. Hussam Salim Adaar Baomar
Tourism Development and Policy Reseacher Assistant
MA, Exeter University, UK, 2008
Study leave
Extension: 2989
Office No.: 54 A 

hussam@squ.edu.om 

 
 

 Ms. Huda Salim Said Al Mahrooqi
Training Supervisor
Training & Development in High Education

MSc, Griffith University, Australia, 2014
Extension: 3286
Office No.: 54

huda@squ.edu.om


   
 Ms. Sheikha Saif Al-Azizi
Coordinator
Bachelor, Sultan Qaboos University, 2011
Extension: 3272
Office No.: 52
sheikhaalazizi@squ.edu.om
 



Tourism Department holds accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO TedQual)

Since its establishment in 2000, the Tourism Department at the College of Arts and Social Sciences has been striving to found a firm reputation for excellence in tourism education and to determinately fulfill the department vision, to be one of the leading and reputable tourism programs in the Gulf region by the year 2015. In May 2013, a significant step was made on the Department's long trajectory of educational excellence and leadership. This step was the Department's reception of the UNWTO TedQual certificationfor its undergraduate program as the first Tourism Department in the Middle East to receive this recognition.

The UNWTO TedQual is a well-recognized tourism education accreditation system which contributes to the quality and efficiency of tourism education, training and research. It proposes a methodology and a set of voluntary standards with a universal scope aiming mainly to establish a standard of quality for tourism education as well as to smooth the way towards greater pedagogic productivity in tourism. Receiving the TedQual certification allows the Department several privileges including but not limited to:

 

  • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
  • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
  • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
  • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
  • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
  • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.

 

    Finally, this accomplishment could not have been achieved without the sincere unified efforts of all those who have been involved. To all of them, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and gratefulness.

     


    • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
    • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
    • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
    • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
    • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
    • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.

    • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
    • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
    • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
    • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
    • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
    • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.

    • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
    • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
    • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
    • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
    • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
    • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.

    • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
    • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
    • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
    • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
    • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
    • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.

    • Inclusion of the Dept. in the TedQual exchange programmes for students and professors’ internship, scholarship opportunities, joint research projects, and scientific publication.
    • International promotion of the department and its programmes through the UNWTO’s various communication tools and mechanisms.
    • Membership of the TedQual Network – a platform where Institutions share knowledge, good practices and technical support.
    • Use of the TedQual logo on official stationery and promotional materials.
    • Participation in the TedQual worldwide annual event.
    • Reception of support for organizing and hosting scientific events such as conferences and workshops.


    Quality Assurance Plan:

    Tourism Department Quality Assurance Plan.pdf


    Code of Ethics:

    Code of Ethics Implementation Plan .pdf

      staffNewOrint  
     
     Muscat International Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) Visit, 23 March 2015
     
     
     The International Tourism Congress, 2 December 2015
     
     
     Students' Summer Training in France, 2014
     
     
     Students' Summer Training in Germany, 2014
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
         

     

     

     Muscat International Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) Visit, 23 March 2015

     

     

         
       List of Honours- Fall2016  
         
     
     No.  Name  Distinction/Honour
     1  Khaloud Mohammed Ali Al Kaabi  Distinction
     2  Samiya Murad Ibrahim Albalushi  Honours
     3  Waad Nasser Masoud Saleh Al Jadidi  Honours
     4  Amal Salim Ali Al Hinai  Honours
     5  Mohamed Abdulwahid Mohamed Al Bulushi  Honours
     6  Ali Sulaiman Mohammed Al Jabri  Honours
     7  Ali Salim Said Salim Al Raqmi  Honours
     8  Aabed Abdullah Salim Huwaishil Al Hashami  Honours