The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has announced the finalization of the establishment of its Tourism Quality Standards and Licensing Framework, a comprehensive quality scheme which will be implemented across Abu Dhabi’s tourism products and services.

The Framework includes 10 distinct quality standards manuals which will be used by the different tourism products, attractions and services across the tourism sector, including amusement parks, live events, cultural sites and activities, and outdoor and adventure activities amongst others. The Framework and its manuals have been created in line with world-class practices for tourism quality framework and licensing guidelines.

“The new Tourism Quality Standards and Licensing Framework is a comprehensive framework with key guidelines for quality, designed to support the development of the Emirate’s tourism sector,” mentioned by Nawal Rashid Al Hassani – Executive Director of Strategy and Planning Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi.

The Tourism Quality Standards Framework involved key inputs gathered from 80+ international sources, as well as feedback and input from a number of stakeholders consultation sessions.

DCT Abu Dhabi is rolling out a pilot phase of the Framework across various tourism businesses in the emirate. After completing the pilot phase, the Department will implement the full Framework later this year.

Source: Khaleej Times