Would be travel agents are being offered the
chance to get their careers off to a flying start with the launch
of Sharaf Travels’ IATA-registered training centre.
Launched this month, Sharaf Aviation
Services Academy offers IATA International Travel & Tourism
Training Programs, delivering comprehensive and industry-relevant
courses covering all aspects of the aviation and travel business.
The Academy’s extensive range of training
programs offers students the chance to develop their professional
skills in areas such as reservations, ticketing and operational
aspects of the travel industry, through an interactive learning experience.
“We are the only training academy in the
UAE/Middle East offering foundation and advanced courses in
travel, cargo and aviation, and the only academy offering training
across all global distribution systems (GDS). All our courses are
delivered by IATA-qualified trainers with industry experience,
which is vital to providing our students with a relevant insight
to the industry,” said Rajagopalan, Training Manager.
programs are delivered at Sharaf Aviation Services Academy’s
dedicated training centre in Karama Dubai, which offers a modern
teaching environment for up to 160 students spread over four
classrooms. Courses are available throughout the year.
course takes, on average, 40 to 50 hours to complete, with the
exception of the IATA Foundation & Consultant Course, which takes
Sharaf Travel is also using the Sharaf Aviation
Services Academy as a way to spot future stars of the travel
industry. Students who perform well during their courses will be
nominated for internships at Sharaf Travel.
industry is the most exciting industry to work in. We want to
capture young, vibrant talent, with a hunger to see and experience
the world in a totally new way. Our internship programme is the
perfect vehicle for developing this talent and we look forward to
welcoming the stars of tomorrow to our team,” Rajagopalan added.
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