Nowadays, the issues related to Bali tourism have become the topic of discussion at the first gathering of Ubud Hotel Association at Taman Dedari, Royal Pita Maha Ubud, last week. All the members also discussed licensing, fees and training programs for Human Resources (HR) and members of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).
The first gathering in 2021 was attended by 59 members and 6 visitors from the properties who also want to register as members. The concept of meeting is made more relaxed in a spacious room and semi outdoor, so that the practice of social distancing can be carried out properly.
Chairman of the PHRI Gianyar, Adit Pande, explained the flow of registration as a member of PHRI. “Regarding the news about vaccinations for properties that have become PHRI members. I hope that UHA members also register their property as PHRI members so that they always get valid information as well as assistance from government programs so that tourism can bounce back,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the UHA, Gede Paskara Karilo, stated that his party will help the members be able to process their PHRI membership registration. Given the difficult situation like today, part of the annual fee will be used to register PHRI members according to the permit class of the property concerned. “We will hold several training programs that will be run this year. It is held free of charge for members through their contribution from their paid annual fees,” he explained.
During this pandemic, synergy and collaboration from various components is needed and in accordance with the purpose of establishing the UHA itself, namely to advance the human resources of each member. “The presence of this association is expected to provide real benefits for sustainable tourism,” he added. Ultimately, the event was closed with a wine session and networking as well as agreed that the second gathering would be continued in April 2021. (BTN/015)