02 December 2017
18:00 local Bali time
Students and faculty from the Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bali (STP) – the Bali Tourism Institute, have been playing a lead and proactive role in mitigating the negative impact of the continuing highly active state of the Mount Agung volcano.
Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara, the chairman of STP Nusa Dua, said, “We have prepared 162 STP Bali students and 33 teachers to help mitigate (the crisis) through the Bali Tourism Hospitality Media Center. We have provided training, a set of standard operating procedures for crisis mitigation, and also familiarised them with the psychology of service.”
The 162 student have been positioned at 15 assembly points to be used in an acute disaster contingency and 12 positioned in the Informatiob and Media Centre located in Renon Denpasar. This not only provides valuable help to the tourism industry in the current situation, but also provide hands-on experience the students in dealing with the public.
Those assigned to assembly points are on stand by in two shifts each day working at locations such as the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) in Nusa Dua and in both the Domestic and International Terminals at the Bali Airport.
Students working as traveler’s aid assistants have also been assigned at the Mengwi Bus Terminal for people traveling to Java by road.