Denpasar – Bali, 28th July 2017, the Indonesian Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA) with support from the London School of Public Relations (LSPR) officially opened the IHGMA Central Executive Board Secretariat Office at LSPR’s Bali Campus at Jl. Gatot Subroto Timur in North Denpasar. “A secretariat office is essential for running a well-ordered organization. With a nationwide coverage area, IHGMA required a more representative and adequate office,” commented Wishnu Handoko, Chairman of Central Executive Board IHGMA for 2017-2020. “Bali was chosen as the location for the IHGMA Central Executive Board Secretariat and we are very grateful for this positive collaboration with LSPR which has provided an office space for the IHGMA Secretariat. This is really a wonderful collaboration between LSPR and IHGMA,” he added.

The inauguration of the IHGMA Secretariat Office was celebrated with the traditional cutting of the yellow cone of rice (nasi tumpeng) and the ceremonial unveiling of DPP IHGMA Secretariat Office signage witnessed by representatives from the Government Tourism Office for Bali Province (Dinas Pariwisata Daerah Bali), Dr. Ir. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, M.Si as Chairman of Perhimpunan Hotel dan Restoran Indonesia (PHRI) Bali Chapter, Mr. I Gusti Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya, SE, MBA as Chairman of PHRI Badung Chapter, representatives from Bali Tourism Board, representatives from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kamar Dagang Indonesia/KADIN), representatives from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bali Internasional (STPBI), Board of Management and IHGMA members.

“We hope this collaboration will generate benefits not only for LSPR students or IHGMA members, but for the Balinese people in general, and also specifically in order to improve the quality of human resources in the tourism industry”, said Prita Kemal Gani, Founder and Director of The London School of Public Relations. “The field of tourism and communication cannot be separated and mutually support each other. With this partnership, we will collaborate optimally to create more competitive professionals in today’s global era,” she added.