Negros Occidental sends 5 entries to "Best Tourism Practices Award 2009"
Bacolod City (1 October) -- Five entries of Negros Occidental for Best Tourism Practices Award 2009 have been identified by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) Awards Committee as finalists.
For Negros Occidental, the finalist entries are the Association of Tourism Officers of Negros Occidental (ATONO) as Most Outstanding Tourism Officers’ Club, Provincial Tourism Week Celebration-Negros Occidental (Best Tourism Week/Month Celebration category) and Panaad sa Negros Festival (Best Tourism Event-Festival Category).
Silay City’s two finalist entries are Severino Pacete, Silay tourism officer and ATONO president (Most Outstanding Tourism Officer Category) and Hugyaw Kansilay Festial (Best Tourism Event –Festival Category).
Awarding ceremonies will be on Oct. 3, 2009¸at the KCC Mall Ground Ballroom, General Santos City.
DOT Sec. Joseph Ace H. Durano will confer the awards.
Neg.Occ.Gov. Isidro Zayco thanked the tourism officers of the 19 municipalities and 13 cities for their collective effort in pushing the tourist attractions of Negros Occidental. (PIA/cad) [top]