Tourism Ministry organizes free online training for Spa businesses. (kemenparekraf)
Tourism Ministry organizes free online training for Spa businesses. (kemenparekraf)

JAKARTA (BPN) – Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) invites the professionals and Spa industry to participate in the free online training as an effort to upskilling and reskilling the ability of the tourism and creative economy human resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As quoted from the ministry’s release, the Director of Tourism Human Resource Development for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Wisnu Bawa Tarunajaya on Monday explained Indonesia has tremendous potential for culture, one of which is the spa.

Indonesian Spa has history and high philosophy as the treatment for health in the past, so it becomes a potential tourist attraction with high competitiveness in the world.

However, the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on almost all sectors including the spa industry.

“This online training program is expected to increase the ability of the tourism and creative economy communities so that they will be more competitive and ready to rise together when the pandemic is over,” Wisnu Bawa Tarunajaya said.

It is widely known that spa and tourism have a strong relationship and need each other.  Tourists need relaxation after traveling, and the spa needs tourists to continue to grow.

A spa is included in 13 fields of the tourism industry. Its business standards are regulated in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Regulation Number 24 of 2014 in which the spa products have 8 spa management standards.

He also explained the training will be carried out on May 20th, 2020, for the professionals and spa industry in Indonesia. With various programs to be delivered such as the Relaxation Spa Reflexology, Primary Therapist Spa, and Intermediate Therapist Spa. 

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Each class is limited to 20 participants with 8 days of training for reflexology, 9 days for primary therapist spa, and 12 days for intermediate therapist spa.

“The registration will start on April 28th, 2020. There is no face-to-face training, all are carried out online. Also, the training is for those who are laid off in their previous working place,” he continued.

For further information, please check the Instagram account of @kemenparekraf.ri.

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