UAEU students win the “Tourism Hackathon” competition

UAEU students win the “Tourism Hackathon” competition
UAEU students win the “Tourism Hackathon” competition
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Three students from the UAE University in Al Ain participated in the “Tourism Hackathon” competition, which was launched by the Ministry of Economy. His Excellency Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, honored the winning students, as Abdulrahman Hamid Werpol Shomutov and Nora Saeed Al Balushi worked hard to present a pioneering idea that supports the tourism sector in the country, and motivates tourists in general to visit and explore tourist places in various emirates of the country, which are environmentally friendly. through augmented reality and virtual reality, while noting at the same time the importance of the Ghaf tree to educate tourists and visitors about Emirati culture, noting at the same time that the competition undertakes to build the capabilities of the participating students and enhance their awareness of the importance of the tourism sector as a major supporter of the national economy.

Abdul Rahman Hameed, a student at the College of Engineering, said in this context: “I can say that we have never hesitated to participate in the ‘Tourism Hackathon’ competition, which highlights the development of the tourism field in the UAE in a sustainable manner, so as to support the achievement of the objectives of the National Tourism Strategy 2031 by By stimulating national capabilities to participate in the development and sustainability of the tourism sector. He added, “I hope that the concerned authorities will also take it upon themselves to launch programmes, competitions and initiatives that target male and female students and motivate them to actually participate in order to enhance their contribution in all tourism fields, support the tourism system, and provide a distinctive experience for tourists, based on tourism diversity, exceptionally, and in a way that establishes The position of the UAE as a major tourist destination on the global level.

Yarpol Chomutov, a student at the Faculty of Information Technology, said: “Yes, we as a student work team from the UAE University worked hard to put forward an idea to participate in the “Tourism Hackathon” competition, as it has many lofty goals, which are to support the country’s efforts to instill a culture of entrepreneurship. In universities and schools, by encouraging students and emerging generations to innovate and create, and by providing all opportunities and capabilities to transform their inspiring ideas into realistic and sustainable projects in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.

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Chomutov stressed that the UAE is a leading tourist destination, and is based on tourism diversity by taking advantage of the unique features and characteristics of the seven emirates of the country.

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Noura Saeed Al-Balushi, a student at the College of Business Administration, indicated that they, as a student team, never hesitated to participate in the competition, which would stimulate national capabilities to participate in the development and sustainability of the tourism sector and provide them with future skills. Al-Balushi added: “And not only this, as the wise leadership in the country has always believed in the capabilities of youth, and has relentless directives towards supporting and empowering them in many sectors, including the tourism sector, as they are a fundamental pillar in promoting the growth of this vital sector and pushing it to advanced and competitive levels regionally and globally.” ».

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