Indonesia taps Marriott to develop hospitality industry skills
Marriott International Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism to help boost the tourism recovery.
The MoU includes collaborations covering destination marketing; and the development of talent and human resource competencies over three years.
The collaboration hopes to provide opportunities for students or graduates of six Tourism Polytechnics with practical experiences and training within the company’s portfolio of hotels and resorts.
Ramesh Jackson, Indonesia’s Area Vice President for Marriot International, said: “Collectively we aim to improve the experience for travellers and its people”.
“We look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with the Ministry of Tourism which has been working tirelessly to stimulate tourism.”
In his statement, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, conveyed that this MoU is a concrete step towards a commitment between the public and private sector, in line with President Joko Widodo’s instructions to develop a more inclusive tourism.
“Marriott International is the right partner for this strategic collaboration. I look forward to this fruitful cooperation and see the positive results in the near future,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.
With upcoming openings in Jakarta, Labuan Bajo and Manado, Marriott International operates 60 hotels and resorts in Indonesia across 19 of its global brands.