The Congress is designed to be a venue of discussion for representatives from relevant government agencies, various tourism associations, the academe, the labor sector, human resource directors/managers of various tourism sub sectors/industries, tourism training institutions, public organizations and other entities involved in tourism human resource development. The aim is to harmonize all efforts and programs of stakeholders in the development of quality human resources.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 05:33
By: Monette Iturralde-Hamlin
Contributors: Putu Laksaguna, Ryan Sebastian, Anabelle Ochoa, Ma. Christina Aquino, Anton Diaz
March 23, 2015. After months of preparation, the 3rd Tourism HR Congress organized by the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI) was held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. I was honored to help as chair of the Programs Committee, and as a speaker for "Delivering on the M.I.C.E. Promise: It's More Fun in the Phillipines."
The well-attended congress was keynoted by Department of Tourism Sec. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. And of course, with Asec. Art Boncato as our Davao host, everything went well.
Kudos to TIBFI chairman Anabelle Ochoa and to the hardworking board consisting of Dean Ma. Christina G. Aquino of Lyceum representing the Council of Hotel & Restaurant Educators of the Philippines (COHREP), Dr. Miguela Mena of the University of the Philippines Asian Institute of Tourism, Paul So of Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Daniel Edralin of the National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant & Allied Industries (NU-WHRAIN-APL), DOT Director Maria Rica Bueno, TESDA Director Luz Victoria Amponin. Thanks too to Lady Razen Singson who led the Secretariat, and to Phoebe Areno, Marissa Gamuro, Leni Ugarte, Stephanie, Kevin and Brian who all pitched in to make the event a success.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 22:09
AN INVITATION TO EXCEL
Hernando O. Castillo | Mindanao Times | March 04, 2015
IN MY FORMER favorite restaurant for crispy pata, my friends and I told the manager that the crispy pata was far from crispy and the imbao soup served had plenty of shells but many meat parts were missing. Her reaction? She just asked if the service was good. Ouch. She neither offered an apology nor replacement for the awful things they call food in that resto in a mall. It’s the same restaurant where we found a dead insect in the pinakbet last year (at least, the then manager replaced it).
How come that the pretty manager insinuated that the service was good despite the bungling in the kitchen? For patient and forgiving customers like us, vowing to never set foot again in that place was enough. We didn’t demand for an explanation, apology, or replacement.
If that beautiful manager is reading this, I’m inviting her and the owner of the restaurant to improve their skills by attending relevant training programs and conferences.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 03:23
Take your palate on a culinary journey as the globally famed Madrid Fusión comes to Manila for the first time on April 24-26, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines!
Through this activity, the Philippines is bringing the future of food in Asia.
Madrid Fusion is held annually in Madrid, Spain and is attended by elite chefs and experts in the culinary field to discuss trends, the evolution of tastes, and the new food habits. The Philippines Department of Tourism inked an agreement with Arum Estrategias Internationalizacion, S.L. and Foro de Debate S.L., the legal owner of the Madrid Fusion trademark on July 23, 2014 to jointly organize the first ever Madrid Fusion in Asia. Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III also witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the holding of the event in Manila in 2015 between the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in the Kingdom of Spain (ICEX) last 14 September 2014 in Madrid, Spain by Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. and Hon. Jaime Garcia – Legaz of ICEX.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 15:33
Bohol Travel Fair in Glorietta to feature Loboc Children’s Choir
PHILIPPINES. World-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) will take the center stage as Bohol launches its year-round tourism campaign in Glorietta Mall, Makati City on Dec. 8 to 10, 2014.
Dubbed as Visit Bohol 2015, the campaign is aimed at re-launching Bohol as a major tourism destination. Monthly activities will be lined up for next year, including the launching of two international music festivals, international triathlon event, dive festival, new eco-tourism products and the much-awaited geo-science tours.
Next year also marks the grand homecoming of Boholanos all over the world called Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan, a triennial event which also coincides with the Sandugo Festival held every July.
In a press statement, Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto, said Visit Bohol 2015 is his province’s way of supporting Visit the Philippines Year rolled out by the Department of Tourism.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 09:50