UCSI University, Sarawak Campus and Travelport
have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide the Galileo
booking platform, training materials and support for students
enrolled in UCSI’s hospitality and tourism courses in Kuching.
UCSI University, Sarawak Campus specialises in
hospitality, tourism and management courses and currently has more
than 200 enrolled students. The Sarawak Campus expects to enrol a
further 200 -250 students in 2010 but when the new Sarawak campus
located in Sejingkat adjacent to the Borneo Convention Centre
opens in 2011, it will accommodate approximately 5,000 students.
“We are delighted that Travelport has agreed to
support our hospitality and tourism courses by providing Galileo
booking software, training manuals and support services.
Travelport will also “train the trainers” to ensure that they are
fully aware of the scope and depth that the Galileo platform can
provide travel agents and online travel agents,” said Lu Huang
Ying, UCSI University, Sarawak Campus Chief Operation Officer.
Students that successfully complete a five day
course and examination will receive a certificate from Travelport.
As part of the courses Travelport will endeavour to provide
students with an insight into the travel industry, including the
various potential careers available to them.
“As a leading provider of travel distribution
services in Malaysia, Travelport has a responsibility to
contribute to the ongoing development and training of qualified
agents and travel students within the travel industry. We are
delighted to be working with the UCSI University’s Sarawak Campus
and offer them our latest suite of training modules that will help
students understand the industry’s products and processes for
today’s savvy travel customers,” said Lee Chung Chin, country
manager of Travelport in Malaysia.
Training and education remains central to
Travelport’s work in the Asia Pacific region with many tertiary
colleges and training institutions throughout the region offering Travelport’s GDS related courses. In Australia for example, more
than 6,000 certificates will be issued to students this year while
in India, more than 100 institutes now offer Galileo training as
part of their curriculum with more than 18,000 Indian
professionals enrolling in these courses annually.
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