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Tourism sector needs 100,000 skilled workers

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican Republic’s tourism sector needs as many as 100,000 skilled workers, for which the hoteliers and tourism businesses grouped in Asonahores call a great contribution the planned training center, to be sponsored by the Avignon Hotel School.

Asonahores vice president Arturo Villanueva said the hotel trade and pastry school will be built in Higuey (east), the area which receives the most tourists, but noted that the training offer should be expanded to other parts of the country.

Quoted by, the business leader stressed that the Avignon Hotel School is one of France’s most prominent training centers, not only in gastronomy, but also in services, for which its support for the National Training Institute (INFOTEP) will be of great significance for local tourism.

He said just like Infotep other agencies should also increase and improve their training of human resources for the country’s tourism industry’s 60,000 hotel rooms, but the goal is to reach more than 150,000 over the next 10 years, when the expected 10 million visitors will require1.2 workers each.

Villanueva noted that this requires that Infotep and others improve the training offered for the sector.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 21, 2016 at 11:57 PM
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