AsiaStart your career in tourism in Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka or Vietnam
In Asia we offer traineeships in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka en Vietnam.
In India, the trainee will be working at a private limited company that consists of 25 employees. The team is a mix of young and older people, male and female. The people working at the company are all Indians. So you will be in a real local team, whereby you will learn a lot about the Indian culture, which will be a great challenge! The office is located in the Tamil Nadu, which is in the south of India. The town is called Mahabalipuram; this is one of the nicer touristic towns in India. You will be placed in a stable and experienced team in which the employees are dedicated and driven to do well. Tasks you can expect are: working on improving the data in the operating system, operational tasks and contacting clients. They are expecting a trainee with a good knowledge of the English language and who is able to handle cultural differences and (of course) we like a trainee who would like to be in India. The traineeship will take place over a period of 6 months.
In Myanmar you work as trainee at a small scale organisation; in the office 12 local people are working. The majority of the team works for the beach resort, which is part of the same company. The company started with a beach resort and later they started the touroperator. During the traineeship you will mainly stay at the commercial capital of the country, Yangon, where the office is located. In a team of 5 people are developing and organising the travel programs in the Myanmar. They started to offer tours through the country only a few years ago and they are still growing. As a trainee you will do a lot of different tasks, including client communication. While you are the only Dutch person in the office, the team also likes to learn a lot from you, concerning client communication.
In Sri Lanka the tourism organizations are overall much more large scale, compared to other countries. The organization you will be working for does not only offer tours, but also has several accommodations. They work for different markets and therefore offer different products and focus on several brands. As a trainee you will work also for the tours that are offered by Better Places, with a focus on the Dutch market. Especially concerning client communication they expect a contribution from you. You will work in a multi-cultural environment with people from different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, but also two Finnish persons are working in the office. The office is located in the capital Colombo. The company prefers to have trainee who will be able to work for 10 months.
In Vietnam you will work as a trainee at a small scale organisation in Hanoi; about 15 Vietamese employees are working in the the office and on and off they had some Europeans working in the office. The organsation was established in 2001 by two Vietnamese tourism students who loved adventure and entrepreneurship. The company is focussed on sustainable tourism and has received the Travelife certification. As a trainee you will do different tasks, including client communication. They are developing and organising tours for Better Places as well as for Fairaway in Germany. For this year they would prefer a German speaking trainee, who can focus on attracting the German market and client communication with Germans.