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Bali's Most Valuable Export: Hospitality Workers

37% of Bali Tourism Academy Workers Find Employment Overseas.

(3/30/2009) Bali has become a major supplier to the world's cruise industry. To this end, American cruise companies are currently seeking to recruit 250 graduates of Bali's Tourism Academy (STP), competing with hotels in the UAE who have also recognized the quality of Bali hospitality workers.

Bisnis.com reports that 50.5% of the current batch of 417 new graduates from STP have employment contracts with the remainder expected to secure jobs within 6 months of graduation.

Based on data tracked by STP, 63% of their graduates are working in Indonesia with the remaining 37% holding positions abroad. Overseas graduates of the Bali tourism school can be found on cruise ships sailing all the world's oceans or working on land in countries that include Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dubai, Europe and the Maldives.