Ba Dinh District, Vietnam (PressExposure) July 25, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ Luxury Travel Founder and CEO Pham Ha said there were several constraints on tourism training which hindered progression.
These included a lack of up-to-date facilities and equipment, limited practical skills of teachers and poor collaboration between training institutions and the industry.
âFour elements â occupational skills and knowledge, good service, foreign language skill and reasonable allocation of labor among areas â would be crucial to meet the critical demands of the tourism industryâ he said.
However, Phamâs company (www.LuxuryTravelVietnam.com ) is currently facing a bunch of graduates which have none of the four elements.
Sales Manager Hung Nguyen said the company has to spend at least 6 months conducting on the job training courses for new staff.
âWe spend the equivalent amount of time to inspect destinations in order to help them to become a truly legitimate luxury travel advisors and they are confident to sell our luxury tourism products to discriminating travellersâ
The company said that students from tourism schools are not qualified to work after graduating, with many having only a basic knowledge of tourism and lack of English skills.
âVietnamâs tourism sector will be at risk of lagging far behind other regional countriesâ and find it difficult to maintain a high growth rate if breakthrough measures are not taken to generate enough qualified personnelâ the company said.