The hospitality sector can now look forward to improving its human resource. Thanks to the MoU that the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan signed with the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and the Hotel Association of Nepal.
The tripartite accord was signed yesterday on the sidelines of the Convention of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India in Bangalore.
The associations have come together with a view to encourage cross border tourism and develop the hospital industry in the member countries on reciprocal basis.
For Bhutan, according to the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan, the signing will benefit mainly in the area of human resources development.
“Through this MoU, trainings will be provided to enable Bhutan’s hospitality sector to provide services of international standard,” said Sonam Wangchuk, the Vice President of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan.
“We can call in experts from outside to come and train our people. We can also send our people to get trained in five star hotels in India and Nepal.”
An arrangement in the agreement also includes promotion of food festivals and seminars among the member countries.
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan added the Memorandum of Understanding will also help explore Foreign Direct Investments in the hospitality sector and promote tourism in Bhutan.
The Association plans to make similar arrangements with Thailand and other countries outside the South Asian region.
Today, there are 98 hotels and restaurants registered with the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan.