Italian cruise company recruits in Vietnam
An Italian company is recruiting 50 Vietnamese workers to work on its luxury cruise ships
Italian travel group Costa Crociere is recruiting 50 Vietnamese workers for its fleet of five star cruise ships that travel through Asia, Europe and the Americas, Saigontourist Travel Service Company Vo Anh Tai said this week.
It’s the first time Costa Crociere has hired staff in Vietnam. The Italian company signed a recruitment deal with Saigontourist in July last year.
Tai said Saigontourist hoped to send up to 200 skilled hospitality staff to the Italian cruise company this year.
Three successful Vietnamese applicants went to Italy on March 16 to start work with the company.
Most of the workers being hired are aged between 20 and 34, fluent in English and are experienced in the hospitality industry. They will work as stewards and waiters on salaries ranging from 501 euros to 1,739 euros (US$665 to $2,308) a month, plus health insurance and other benefits.
Saigontourist has been the sole agent in Vietnam for Costa Crociere since 2006, providing land-based tours for passengers in Vietnam.
Costa Crociere has 14 luxury cruise ships, including Costa Allegra and Costa Marina, which often stop at Vietnam ports.
Another Costa Crociere vessel, the five-star Costa Classica docked in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time on Thursday with 1,600 European passengers on board, Vietnam News Agency reported Thursday.
Costa Classica’s passengers are scheduled to leave the city today after exploring the city and neighboring areas, such as the Mekong Delta city of My Tho.
The ship will visit the popular central tourist destinations of Nha Trang on Saturday and Danang the next day. It will then head north to Quang Ninh Province to visit the World-Heritage listed Ha Long Bay on April 6 and 7.
Source : vietnewsonline.vn
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