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Les Roches: 80% of Top Managers in Tourism Sector are Foreign Citizens – This Practice Should Be Revised

80% of top managers in tourism sector are foreign citizens, Carlos Dies De La Lastra, executive director for LES ROCHES – Tourism and Hospitality Swiss School told the Business Course in his interview.

The country will have to spend serous funds to attract foreign leaders.

“What situation do we have in the country? About 80% of top managers in the country are foreign citizens. The country has to pay serious funds to these foreign leaders to receive high-quality services. If Georgia strives to become a leading country in tourism sector, then this practice should be ceased. Training of top managers will shape a certain cycle to supply domestic professionals to the country. The country should generate talents and maintain them”, the LES ROCHES executive director noted.
He named the example of Barcelona, where similar collaboration brought efficient results in the tourism sector.
“I can name four key factors for the tourism sector development: 1) – a country should be raising interest in foreign tourists and Georgia genuinely satisfies this criterion; 2) – financial resources, capital investment potential and the opportunities. In this respect Georgia genuinely has foreign and domestic investors with due resources and willingness; As to two other factors, the problem is related to quality of private and public cooperation and a lack of due human resources”, the LES ROCHES executive director noted.