Competency certificate required for tourism professionals in Indonesia

A new law to be implemented in Indonesia this year requires tourism-related businesses to consider a candidate’s competency certificate during recruitment.

The Tourism Law No 10/2009 stipulates that all tourism professionals in Indonesia must have competency certificates. The government regulation that backs up this new law is now in the process of being finalised and will be implemented this year. This new law is aimed to prepare Indonesia for the ASEAN Economic Community that is designed to turn the region into a single market by 2015. ASEAN has agreed on a Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals and an ASEAN Common Competency Standard Framework for Tourism Professionals.

This proposed law has however raised concerns for members of the tourism industry in Indonesia. Carla Parengkuan, executive director, Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association, was quoted in TTG Asia as having said that to make the certification work, they needed the government, together with the industry ass


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