Presentation on theme: "1st National Conference on Tourism Governance: Sustainability & Inclusivity in Governance of Tourism Destinations November 25-26, 2013 SMX Convention Center."— Presentation transcript:
1st National Conference on Tourism Governance: Sustainability & Inclusivity in Governance of Tourism Destinations November 25-26, 2013 SMX Convention Center MOA Grounds Pasay City, Manila Presented by: DIR. REBECCA VILLANUEVA - LABIT Regional Director – DOT Region IV
* Tourism has never been so good in this country * The work of tourism has never been more important and challenging * The Philippines is endowed with so much natural wonders, including people and a mixture of great cuisine, culture, tradition and heritage. * Travel is now accessible to all
a. Parks Development & Enhancement b. MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) c. Promotions & Advertising d. Heritage Culture & the Arts
a. Trainings & Seminars b. Processing and Inspection c. Monitoring and Accreditation
a. Organization and development planning 1) Destinations 2) Mapping 3) Tourism Circuits
d. Strengthening Public Private Partnerships PUBLIC DILGTESDA DSWDDOTC DPWHDENR DTIDOH DADAR and others PRIVATE Academe Hotels Restaurant Transport Operators Tour Operators and others
Focused Direction that would embody the thrust to develop standards for services, support to both manpower and infrastructure, provide opportunities for people, generate sustainable sources of income and contribute to the economic development.
-Most Destinations has poor or fairly set up Tourism Offices - No Permanent Tourism Officers (mostly are appointed by the Chief Executive ) no continuity in service which makes it difficult to plan for better programs for tourism - Chief Planning Officers are concurrent holding the function of the Tourism Officer - Appointments are good for 6 months to 1 year or only covered by an Executive Order
Plan Tourism Officer needs to: Regulate & Generate Information Promote & Advertise Organize Support its government to strengthen partnerships with stakeholders
Careful and in depth planning to support tourism in terms of manpower development in & out (tour guides, community guide, drivers, and all other frontline service providers (DOT can provide support alongside with other national government agencies) Develop and prioritize support to destinations which are highly accessible
Review, plan and create a tourism office/department to carry out the tasks Legislate and provide funds
P U N A H I N Patience Understanding Navigational Ability Honesty Integrity Never Say Die Attitude
Chamber of Commerce Association of Hotels, Tour Operators, Transport sector, Restaurants, Souvenir Shop Owners, etc. Other NGOs (Environmental NGOs, Civic and Community Organizations, etc.
To review the set up of each individual organization Consult when necessary, in planning and execution of important programs that would affect them They are our best partners to continue our development programs Continue to co-organize, co- sponsor projects and involve them in various council and committees
Plan PURPOSELY Prepare PRAYERFULLY Proceed POSITIVELY Pursue PERSISTENTLY