10 February 2020

Training for hotel staff in holiday destinations

Sustainability at TUI Blue

In many places, education and training are regarded as the key to a better life. However, in many holiday destinations, in particular, there is a lack of corresponding training opportunities in the hotel sector. TUI’s flagship hotel brand TUI Blue is therefore aiming to support entrants to the hotel sector in order to ensure that at least 80 per cent of all staff working in the hotels will receive vocational training in future.

The TUI Atlantica Aeneas Resort in Cyprus, the TUI Blue Atlantica Aegean Blue hotel in Rhodes and the TUI Blue Atlantica Marmari Beach hotel in Kos are already well-positioned in this regard. They have enabled all employees to undergo corresponding training schemes. The training covers a wide range of topics from food safety, first aid measures and health protection via dealing with guests and colleagues all the way to a sustainable approach to the use of resources and the environment.

‘’I think that vocational training creates better employment opportunities as it prepares employees or candidates for the specific job task. It also creates job satisfaction as employees are trained to perform their tasks as expected by the supervisors,” says Sanja Saler, in charge of the hotels as Head of Quality, Sustainability & Group Insurance. “Vocational training also enhances the future careers of all employees as they will keep the acquired knowledge throughout their lives and will be able to use that knowledge in the wider community even when they are no longer employed by our company.’’

The initiative to promote vocational training is one of the sustainability measures launched by the TUI Blue brand to promote sustainable tourism in the holiday destinations.