International Ethics Training for Tour Guides at Penglipuran Village

Pelatihan PkM Etika Internasional bagi Pemandu Wisata

Bangli – Master Program of English Language Education, Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) held Social Sensitivity Community Service with the theme “General International Ethics in Conducting Tourism Business and International Ethics for Tour Guides”, in Penglipuran Tourism Village, Bangli Regency, Saturday (8/5/2021). In this activity, Gede Wisma Krisna Ari Aditya Balangsinga and Ni Made Wahyu Suganti Cahyani, the students of Master Program of English Language Education presented as speakers. This activity was also attended by 12 tour guides accompanied by (Kelian) Head of Penglipuran Traditional Village.

The Chairman of the Committee, Gede Wisma Krisna Ari Aditya Balangsinga, said that this activity aimed to provide tour guides insight into international ethics. Since, some tourism actors tend to use their own ethics and culture in their interactions. Whereas according to the studies, some of own culture could not be considered will be accepted equally in international culture. He said, “It is very important for tourism actors to understand well this international ethic and be maintained as a reference in making relations with foreigners, especially in introducing Bali and Indonesian tourism to the world”.

Meanwhile, the Study Program Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Padmadewi, M.A. with the secretary, Prof. Dra. Luh Putu Artini, M.A., Ph.D. who accompanied the students said that Undiksha really supports the program to take real action in community service activities. Padmadewi revealed, “This is the real implementation of the Tridharma (three duties) of Higher Education. We really support this activity, because with this activity our students can apply knowledge for the society.”

The Head of Penglipuran Traditional Village, I Wayan Budiarta really appreciated this program. He hoped that this activity could be implemented sustainably, in line with the development of technology and information. Accompanied by local community leaders, Budiarta said, “We send out gratitude to Undiksha for providing new knowledge for our tour guides in Penglipuran Village. This program enhance our insight regarding international ethics. And also, for the lecturers and students, I hope this activity can be continued in the future for other tour guides here.”

Even though this activity coincided with the community vaccination in Penglipuran village, this activity ran well. On this occasion, the speakers provided material related to general ethics for tour guides and international ethics concerning to ethics that must be done and avoided as well as an orientation about the health protocols as tour guides during the Covid-19 Pandemic. (PR)

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