The Marianas Tourism Education Council has invited Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association president Mary P. Rhodes to speak at next week’s MTEC/MY WAVE (Marianas Youth Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) Tourism Summit.
This year’s summit will be held on Oct. 30, 2013, at Saipan World Resort with the theme “Tourism is Everybody’s Business 24/7 in the 670.” The summit aims to educate students on the Northern Marianas tourism industry and engage their active participation in tourism.
“This year, the MTEC education outreach focused on the various careers in the hospitality industry,” said MTEC chair Vicky Benavente. “Ms. Rhodes’ vast experience will provide more opportunities for the students to learn about jobs in the tourism and travel business.”
Rhodes is in her seventh year as the president of the GHRA, which is a private, nonprofit trade association that promotes the highest standards of service and quality in the industry while improving business community relations and publicizing the value and benefits of the island’s visitor industry to Guam’s economy. Rhodes oversees GHRA programs that involve GHRA committees such as Engineering & Environmental, Human Resources & Training, Safety & Security, Public Relations & Marketing, Food & Beverage, and Housekeeping.
Benavente noted the 300 slots available for the summit are nearly full. Schools interested in sending a MY WAVE Club delegation to the summit may contact Marianas Visitors Authority community projects manager Martin Duenas at 664-3210 or email@example.com to register or for more information.
In addition, schools interested in forming a MY WAVE Club for the first time may be eligible for seed money and other financial support from MTEC. (MTEC)