Pekanbaru – Recent years, tourism industry is a global phenomenon. Various reports from national and international organization tells that this industry is the biggest one seen from geographic spreading aspect, growing, the interrelationship with other industries, labor and the economic outreach.
For recent 25 years, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) noted the growing of tour activities reaching almost 500 percents. Tourism industry is a dynamic business. It is fulfilled by the challenges and the tight competition either among competitor countries or among the destination objects themselves.
The chief of Tourism Department of Riau Province told that in the opening ceremony of The Enhancement of Tourism Human Resources on Thursday August 10th in Royal Asnof Hotel Pekanbaru.
“For winning the tight competition, we have to continue to improve the infrastructures, regulations, events and other supporting things. So that, human resources have the important role in tourism business that always have to be increased,” Fahmizal said in front of participants and interviewers at the program.
Fahmizal Usman told that Riau Province has tourism diversity that able to interest either domestic tourist or foreign tourist to come in. Those tourism objects are Bono in Pelalawan, Pace Jalur in Kuantan Singingi, Bakar Tongkang in Roka Hilir and other interesting tourism objects.
In his opinion, all those tourism objects will be useless without a good management. Hence, we need the qualified human resources to manage them include the ability to built business opportunities.
“The enchantment of human resources in tourism aspect is one of the parts of tourism development related to public service. As the coach of tourism development, of course, Riau government especially Tourism Department of Riau Province and the stakeholders are demanded to give the excellent service to the tourists and able to be a tourism leader in this region.
The activity of Enhancement of Human Resources of Tourism was attended by the chief of Tourism Association in Riau, the delegation of PAM OBVIT Polda Riau, the delegation from PHRI, ASITA, ASPPI, HPI, Academics, and the participants from Sadar Wisata group in Riau. ***
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