IH&RA President, Dr. Ghassan AIDI invited to serve as a member of Leadership Council of Department of Tourism & Hospitality at George Washington University

Dr. Ghassan AIDI, President of IH&RA, announced today that on October 12,2009, The George Washington University, school of Business and the Department of tourism & Hospitality Management & The International Institute of tourism studies invited him to serve as a member of leadership Council from 2009-2012 academic years.

IH&RA 'As our school's strategic goal, our department and institute strive to be the preeminent tourism, hospitality, event and sport education and research institute in the World. Dr. AIDI participation in the council will further advance this goal.' Said Mr. Larry Yu, Ph.D chairman of Department of tourism & Hospitality Management.

Dr. Ghassan AIDI who accepts the invitation declares 'It's a great honor to serve as a member of the Leadership Council at one of the most prestigious University in Washington, DC. George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in DC., with more than 20,000 students from all over the United states and 130 countries around the world.'.

'We are one of the fastest growing industries and a strong contributor to sustainable development and to stop poverty in the World, with a forecast of 1.6 billion tourists by the year 2020. In order to minimize the negative impacts of this growth, sustainability should translate from words to facts, and I do believe strongly that a good and proper education is the key to our industry to its development and expansion'.

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