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SHTM spearheads seminar on Airport Safety

The Philippine aviation industry is continuously expanding as more routes are opened and more airline seats are offered across the globe. Supported with the development of airports and efficient road networks, this sector of the tourism industry is undoubtedly paving the way for more opportunities to travel. However, its growth entails more challenges, particularly on airport safety and security.

It is for this reason that the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) organized the “Safety First: A Seminar on Airport Safety and Airline Inflight Service” last September 19 at the Academic Hall, SJH Building to provide a glimpse of the airport safety and security standards, challenges and opportunities to the students considering a career in the aviation industry.

The seminar was facilitated by Mr. Jake Anthony Sampana, the Assistant Training Officer for Passenger Service of Menzies Macau Airport Services Ltd., together with Ms. Jenneth SP Soller, a trainer of airline inflight service. Mr. Sampana provided a comprehensive discussion on the important role of ground and inflight service personnel in ensuring the safety of the passengers from the airport to the aircraft. On the other hand, Ms. Soller shared her flying experiences with various international airlines and provided a view of the sophisticated level of service expected in world’s top airlines and the skill set that aspiring inflight service professionals must possess. The seminar was concluded with an engaging discussion between the students and the speakers in an open forum.

Date Posted: 10-17-2017