Ministry of Tourism revises the ratio of staff facilities developed

The Ministry of Tourism has revised the ratio of staff facilities to be developed in tourist resorts to 1:1.5.

In a circular issued Wednesday, the Tourism Ministry informed that the ratio was revised from 1:2.1 to maintain a minimum of 1:1.5, which is the total number of staff at a tourist resort calculated at 1.5 times the number of registered beds.

“Despite this change in policy, the Government strongly encourages tourist establishments to maintain the minimum required standard of facilities,” the Ministry said. “It also encourages to ensure staff facilities are increased proportionately with the increase of number of staff.”

The new policy is in effect since January 12, 2017. This is a retraction to a decision in December 2012 to revise the expatriate employment quota ratio from 1:1.5 to 1:2.1, granting quota for foreign employees for 55% of the total number of employees in an establishment.