Seminars on spas and AEC 2015
BANGKOK, 21 June 2012: The College of Innovation at Thammasat University is hosting a spa training programme, early next month, to help small to medium size spa enterprises to compete for business in the lead-up to the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.
Themed “Innovation in the Design and Management of Spas”, the four-day training will cover two periods: 7 to 8 July and 14 to 15 July, with training sessions 0900 to 1600 at the Thammasat University Pattaya campus, located close to the Siam Country Club in Chonburi province.
The training sessions will cover eight areas: Introduction to the evolution of the spa industry; spa treatments and menus; spa concepts and design; human resources and development; spa processes; spa customer service management; spa innovation and sales and marketing.
The main objective, according to the organisers, is to prepare spas for AEC 2015, a subject that is now being tagged to a variety of conference agendas and themes.
The actual practical ramifications for spas and other travel industry sectors are still hazy with some travel industry executives privately saying the entire AEC 2015 initiative will fizzle out, a non-event with little relevance to day-to-day business.
But such comments are brushed aside by those who organise training events. They see AEC 2015 as the biggest challenge of the decade especially for Thailand’s tourism industry. It is also a sure fire winner to build attendance at seminars as AEC points to the need for learning new skills and improving language ability to compete.
The four-day training course costs Bt8,000 excluding lunches. For registration and further information, visit http://www2.itu.tu.ac.th/itu/web/?q=node/1955 or contact 662 623 5055-8.