Amar is an inspirational speaker promoting entrepreneurialism, travel and sight loss
Oman offers a diverse landscape of desert, beaches, islands and mountains. It is home to world heritage and archaeological sites, forts and castles, mosques, souqs and dhows all waiting to be explored by tourists. Amar explored Oman for himself, after being invited to speak at a forum entitled ‘Celebrating Tourism’ held at ‘GUtech’s Halban campus, Oman.
As a speaker at numerous conferences, forums and events, Amar shares his experiences on a number of topics including entrepreneurialism, travel and tourism and sight loss. At the ‘Celebrating Tourism’ event, Amar spoke about the importance of promoting tourism, one of the worlds biggest industries, and the positive social and economic affects this would have on a country with such an attractive history and culture.
Amar shared advice with the Minister of Tourism, tourism professionals and students soon to be employed in the travel industry, from the perspective of a travel director. Some key points raised were related to the inclusivity of those with disabilities, the importance of a safe environment, warm hospitality and maintaining high standards throughout local businesses and attractions.
Amar later returned to Oman with a ‘Traveleyes’ group, to share with them all that he had learned about this fascinating country and its friendly people.
So many of life’s important lessons are learned outside of the classroom, which is why Amar Latif introduced ‘Traveleyes’ to students aged 14 upwards, as part of a ‘CAS’ program (Creativity, Activity, Service). ‘CAS’ is designed to counterbalance academic rigour with experience-based learning.
Amar was invited to speak at the ‘Celebrating Tourism’ event by ‘GUtech University’, Oman. Amar spoke about the importance of promoting tourism, one of the worlds biggest industries, and the positive affects this would have on a country with such an attractive history and culture.
In 2014, ‘Traveleyes’ celebrated its 10th anniversary. For the whole of its tenth year, ‘Traveleyes’ partnered up with ‘Sightsavers’ to tackle preventable sight loss in developing nations. ‘Traveleyes’ raised over £10,000 for ‘Sightsavers’ and restored sight in around 1,340 vision impaired people.