What is up with education and tourism? Let’s ask Dr. Ni Wayan Kasni, M.Hum, the Head of Linguistics Master Program, Postgraduate Program, Warmadewa University, and Dr. Putu Tirka Widanti, MBA, the Head of Public Administration Master Program, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Ngurah Rai as both of them had tourism background before they became lecturers.
Perhaps, we think that it’s a big question to ask the relation between education and tourism. In fact, it is not. Both tourism and education focus on one important, service. Excellent service whether it is on tourism or education brings a very influential effect. On tourism, excellent service to guests will give excellent effect on tourism industry.
“Because of their satisfied feeling with the service, it makes them come many times to Bali. On education, excellent service to students will make them interested in studying in our university,” said Ni Wayan Kasni. She added that it can be said that service is as a door in inviting customers coming to the institution or company. “This is the idea that we both use as a guide in doing our duties as lecturers.
The experience we got in the hotel impressed us very much on our duties as lecturers. I try to give excellent service to students. I think excellent service will motivate them to study and finish their study on time,” Kasni explained. “Besides, friendship brings much benefit on our career and institution or friendship is as bridge on getting success,” added Ni Putu Tirka Widanti.
“Although we are from different institution, we always support each other and academic duties. We will keep and keep our friendship as the best way to develop our institution,” both of them said in similar fashion. Service is very important on both education and tourism industry so it is needed in both fields.(BTN/015)