PIA Press Release
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Cavite tourism office bared accomplishmentsTrece Martires City (9 November) - - Liberty Herrera, head of the Tourism Development Office (TDO) bared the success of a series of tourism activities aimed at ensuring the continuous development of the tourism industry in the province.
A three-day Tourism Trade Fair was held recently at Summit Ridge Promenade in Tagaytay City. A total of 24 small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) showcased Cavite-made products ranging from local delicacies to clothing, fashion accessories, indigenous home decors, and household products.
A photo exhibit of prime tourist sites in Cavite was also mounted at the trade fair while Emar Vida, a local designer, displayed his gown collection.
With assistance from the Department of Tourism (DoT) IV-A regional director Louella C. Jurilla, the TDO conducted skills training on tourist reception and guiding techniques held at at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
The participants were composed of provincial tourism office staff, city and municipal tourism officers, and selected tourism students from different universities in Cavite. Medel S. Baytan, an accredited tour guide from Kawit was resource speaker who lectured on basic procedures in receiving guests and guiding tourists.
The program was conceived with the end view of developing and improving the performance of front liners in rendering first-rate professional service in the tourism industry.
A familiarization tour of Cavite’s heritage and tourist sites was organized for tour operators and travel agents who are instrumental in increasing tourists visit Cavite..
Credible and prestigious tour operators and travel agents like PHILTOA, PTAA, NAITAS, and CTAA visited Caylabne Bay Resort, Bonifacio Trial House, GBR Museum, Josephine and Water Camp, and the Aguinaldo Shrine
The adventure hike at Pico de Loro is being promoted as one of the best eco-tourism sites in the province. Those who visited Pico de Lora are members of the Cavite Camera Club, Dasmarinas Camera Club, city and municipal tourism officers, Philippine National Red Cross volunteers, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and local travel agents.
The hikers also participated in a tree-planting activity as part of the advocacy to protect and preserve our natural resources.
TDO head Liberty Herrera acknowledged the support of Governor Jonvic Remulla, board member Ryan Enriquez and the Cavite Provincial Tourism Board, Inc. in supporting the acitivities of the provincial tourism office. (Ruel B. Francisco, PIA Cavite)