Malaysia-based hospitality and tourism training provider Aariana Hospitality International will soon expand its services to Singapore and Thailand.
Aariana will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and local joint venture partners in Singapore and Thailand’s hospitality sectors to provide one-week certification courses aimed at addressing the shortage of certified hospitality professionals in the region, the company’s president & CEO, Reginald T Pereira, told TTG Asia.
Singapore and Thailand were selected for Aariana’s expansion due to certification programme requests from hotels in these markets, Reginald revealed, adding that the institution will complement courses currently available in the market and not compete with institutions of higher learning.
“Our ultimate aim is to provide courses in supervisory roles, executives and general managers in both Singapore and Thailand, similar to what we offer in Malaysia. These courses are certified by AHLEI,” he added.
The training programme in Singapore will start in 3Q2018, whereas the one in Bangkok will begin in 1Q2019.
In Malaysia, Aariana Hospitality International has been providing training programmes to professionals in the hospitality and tourism sectors since its inception in 2014. Last year, 100 people received its professional certification.