Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) says the country needs long-term staff training to ensure it remains regionally competitive, TTR Weekly reported.
VTA Deputy Chairman Nguyen Huu Tho said new training programs will be introduced through 2016 to achieve objectives to make the country an ASEAN leader.
“Over the next five years, the association plans to ask relevant authorities to establish a Tourism Knowledge Fostering School to train staff and managers,” he said.
Mr Tho added, “We will collaborate with universities and colleges to open short-term courses for staff in local tourism associations.”
Earlier, VITA’s Vietnam Society of Travel Agents, in collaboration with the European Excellence in Management Education, launched the BMA Tourism Program, which focuses on managers.
“The program aims to improve manager qualifications in the build up to ASEAN 2015,” Mr Tho said.
VITA estimates that 80 per cent of all tourist destinations in the country will set up local tourism associations by the end of 2016 to coordinate with VITA.
Source: TTR Weekly (By Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit)
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