Hamanasi Resort: Training Future Tourism Leaders

Hamanasi Resort: Training Future Tourism Leaders
October 14, 2015 Bradley Cox

GUEST COLUMN
by
Launce Roberts, General Manager

launceIn August 2010 Hamanasi was proud to have completed the long audit process and have become Green Globe certified, in recognition of our environmental management policy and sustainable initiatives. Getting the certification was only the beginning, and each day since we work hard to maintain our green initiatives and to develop new ones, continuing to reduce our impact on our environment. Our constant growth has led to Hamanasi successfully being re-certified as a Green Globe property in August 2015.

 

New Initiatives

Hamanasi has always worked closely with the schools of our community of Hopkins and the surrounding areas, and in the first part of 2015, we worked closely with Georgetown Technical High School to develop a long term internship program for students of the tourism program. Two students spent 5 weeks working closely within the front of house departments to gain valuable on the job style training in guest services, tour guiding and restaurant service. With the success of the program this year, next year we are planning to open up to more students from more schools to help them develop skills and experience that will set them on a good pathway as they being entering their working careers.

To the Future

Moving into 2016, we also have many other plans to help us to continue to reduce our impact on the environment, including beginning the process of introducing alternative energy sources to the property. As always we are more than welcoming of any new ideas and feedback from guests and our community.

Every guest that comes to stay with us at Hamanasi becomes a part of our family, many returning to us year after year. Just like old friends meeting again, many conversations and stories of family, children, and accomplishments are shared between employees and guests.

Let me  introduce just one of our amazing team so that you can know your new family before you even arrive. Melonie Flores helps keep our front desk running smoothly every day and through her passion she has also become the vice chairperson of the Hamanasi Green Team, actively working within Hamanasi and the community to raise environmental awareness.

Contact

vicky@hamanasi.com
P.O. Box 265,
Dangriga, Stann Creek,
Belize C.A.