The Genting Star Tourism Academy is the hospitality training school of Travellers International which operates Resorts World in the Philippines. Late last year, we had the chance to visit their facilities in Newport City in Pasay.
Ms. Dyan Fernandez, senior manager for business development, led our media group through a tour of the institution which is located on the second floor of the Star Cruises Center. I was thinking it’s a good study option for those who are not keen on taking up traditional college or university courses.
Genting Star Tourism Academy offers diplomas in the following: Hospitality Management in Kitchen Operations, Hospitality Management in Food & Beverage Operations, Hospitality Management in Frontline & Accommodation Services. Length of study is 15 months including internship. Students do not get a bachelor’s degree for sure but the strong suit of this school is its affiliation with Resorts World and Star Cruises.Its students have an edge when applying to RW and Star Cruises after getting their diploma.
This is the mock-up room at the six-star Maxims Hotel where students taking up accommodation services hone their housekeeping skills.
The Genting academy likewise offers TESDA certificate courses in front office, F&B, accommodation, commercial cooking, bread & pastry production and catering (NC1 to NC3).
From the brochure, their facilities include well-equipped front office laboratory; industry-standard kitchen & training restaurant; computer laboratory for Fidelio, Opera and Micros; and wifi student lounge.
At an extra cost, diploma students have the option to study in Australia since Genting Star Tourism Academy is also affiliated with some training schools there.
Anyway, for those wondering how much the tuition fee in this school is, here it goes:
Diploma in Kitchen Operations – P398,000
Diploma in F&B Operations – P210,000
Diploma in Frontline & Accommodation – P211,000
Fees for TESDA courses range from P160,000 to P50,000 but installment plans are available.
For more information, contact:
Genting Star Tourism Academy
2nd Floor Star Cruises Center
100 Andrews Avenue, Newport City Complex
Tel.No. 836-6099, 836-6821