Indonesian Tourism Human Resource Competitiveness Ranked 4 in ASEAN

Bandung, February 13th , 2015 | Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpar RI), Dr. Ir. Arief Yahya, M.Sc. visited Bandung Institute of Tourism (STP Bandung) on Friday, February 13th, 2015. The visitation is in order to identify potential STP Bandung as the oldest and best tourism institute in Indonesia. During the visit, Menpar toured de campus as well as reviewing the educational facilities in STP Bandung, such as guiding simulation room, cargo, tour counter, housekeeping lab, laundry room, Nusantara Restaurant, kitchen, pastry, and auditorium. On that occasion, Mr.  Arief Yahya also saw directly the students activities in learning process and practice activities.

Took place at the Convention Hall on the 2nd floor of Mandalawangi Building, Arief Yahya gave general studium in front of 300 students of STP Bandung with the theme of "The Role of Youths in Tourism Development and Strategies to Winning the Competition of AEC 2015". On that occasion, Menpar explained the policy and strategy of tourism development in the next five years in building tourism human resources and national tourism organizations with strategy to coordinate with colleges of higher education in the field of tourism, expand majors and interests, build the tourism schools, and also maintain the quality of the privately tourism education.

Arief Yahya said the competitiveness of Indonesian human resources in tourism ranked 4 from 10 ASEAN member countries, where the position of Indonesia is still under Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam. Menpar explained further, according to the study of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a report of The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) in 2013, the competitiveness of Indonesian tourism is ranked 70 of 140 countries in the world. "Our target is the competitiveness of Indonesian tourism will increase to rank 30 in 2019," said Menpar when giving general studium to the academic community in STP Bandung, Friday (13/2).

Arief Yahya said that to improve the ranking, various obstacles that have been the weakness factor of Indonesian tourism sector should be fixed and enhanced, such as tourism infrastructures, ICT infrastructure, as well as hygiene and health. Meanwhile, things that became the advantages of Indonesian tourism competitive is natural resources, tourism priorities, and price competitiveness. "We have to catch up our competitiveness in Tourism Human Resources that left behind, for that I hope institutions such as STP Bandung, in order to make the graduates who have the best global standards competences,” said Arief Yahya.

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Former NHI Gathering

STPB, Februari 9th, 2015 | STP Bandung organized a "Former NHI Gathering" on Monday, February 9, 2015. The event which is one of a series of The 53rd Dies Natalis STP Bandung activities, was attended by the NHI Experts and Counterparts, they were Mr. Robert Aschawanden and Mrs. Lasmi Aschwanden (FB Service Expert), Mr. Rene Bachman and Mrs. Linda Bachman (Food Production Expert), Mr. Heinz Buerki and Mrs. Yayah Buerki (Front Office Expert), Mr. Rudolf Huber and Mrs. Silvia Huber (Hotel Administration Expert), and also Mr. Cristian and Mrs. Janine Dadole Vuissoz (Housekeeping Expert).

Took place in the 6th floor of Ciremai Building STP Bandung, Mr. Anang Sutono as the Director of STP Bandung gave his speech to the NHI Experts who were attended, and also presented "The Journey of the Bandung Institute of Tourism". Mr. Heinz Buerki also gave his speech as a representative of the entire Experts who attend. The activity then continued with the Tour de Campus and lunch in the Nusantara Resto with services provided by students of MTH, MTB, and MPI of  STP Bandung.

Visitation of Accreditatiom BAN-PT for Tourism Business Management Study Program

STPB, February 12th, 2015 |  STP Bandung held Visitation of Accreditation BAN-PT for Tourism Business Management Study Program on February 12th-13th, 2015. The opening meeting was held in Meeting Room 1 on Thursday, February 12th, 2014 at 2 p.m, and was attended by Mr. Anang Sutono (the Director of STP Bandung), Mr. Jacob Ganef Pah (Deputy Director I), Mr. Zulkifli Harahap (Deputy Director IV), Mr. Haryadi Darmawan (The Head of Tourism Department), Mr. Sumaryadi (the Head of SPM), Mr. Riadi Darwis (Secretary of SPM), Mr. Valentino Sumardi (The Head of Tourism Business Management), and also lecturers in Tourism Business Management study program.

The assessors of this visitation were Mrs. Fetty Asmaniati, Amd., SE., MM., Amd.Par. and Mrs. Maftucha Dipl. Hot., SE., M.Par. The purpose of this visitation was in order to maintain quality assurance of education in STP Bandung especially for Tourism Business Management Diploma IV Study Program. The closing of this visitation was held on Friday, February 13th, 2015.


Research in Tourism Destination Workshop

STPB, February 5th, 2015 | As a follow up of the coorporation between STP Bandung and SwissContact, Center for Tourism Destination Studies (CTDS) or of STP Bandung held a research in tourism workshop on Thursday, February 5th, 2015. The workshop presented a Guest Lecture from UNWTO and Purdue University USA, Prof. Alastair M. Morrison.

Taken place in the Hall on the 6th floor of Ciremai Building, the activity was attended by lecturers and teachers of STP Bandung. 

Prof. Alastair M. Morrison as keynote speaker presented "Research in Tourism Destination" topic. In these activity, he presented about steps and procedures of research related to tourism destinations that were packed in an attractive presentation and also question and answer session.


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