NEWS | 2022/10/30 | LKRO
Kidapawan City Tourism Stakeholders conducted its annual general assembly today October 27, 2022. A gathering of all Primary and Secondary Tourism Establishments in Kidapawan City participated by 130 businessmen, discussed tourism industry matters, updated Members with the Appointment of Sectoral Officers, and Directions of the Local Government.
The Chairperson, Ms. Blanca Isla-Villarico of TravelScope Travel and Tours, welcomed the participants saying that 2022 marks a year of HOPE for the Tourism Business Sector after it had endured all the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the stakeholders.
“I believe we are all in a symbiotic environment. A day tourist or a long staying tourist will share his or her day’s spending with one, two, or more tourism-related establishments in the city. And now we all need to build a more vital bridge to make specific programs to our existing Kidapawan City Tourism led programs“, Ms. Villarico said.
City Mayor, Atty. Jose Paolo M. Evangelista was represented by Ms. Janice V. Garcia, the Acting City Administrator, and she emphasized that one of the Major Thrust in his Executive Legislative Agenda is the development of Agricultural Tourism as an economic driving force of the city hence the City Government will continue to support and create programs projects for the growth of the sector.
The Supervising Tourism Operations Officer presented the Directions of the City Government particularly in the tourism Sector. Tourism Branding, Drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Tourism Code highlighting Free Training to service providers, Submission of Tourist Arrival reports and 100 DOT Accredited Primary Tourism Establishments by 2024. Also, she shared on the website development, Festival of Lights, and Charter Day Preparations wherein each sector were given a chance to recommend events they wish to be hosted by the City Government.
ACCOMMODATION : MR. CJR L. SOLER (DREAMER’S WISH LODGE)
TRAVEL AGENCY : MS. JEANNIE R. CABRERA (CHARLESONS TRAVEL & TOURS)
GUIDES & PORTERS : MR. EDGAR AQUIATAN (KidCiGA)
TRANSPORT GROUP: MR. WARLITO SALUGSUGAN (PRT COOP)
EVENT ORGANIZERS : MS. RITCHIE JOY GAPASIN (CHINAGAP EVENTS AND CONCEPTS)
FOOD AND BEVERAGE : MS. LAURA CAMILLE SISON (BISTRO LA’ CAMILLE
RESORT : MR. JONATHAN GABO (CARMS VILLA)
HEALTH & WELLNESS : MS. GEMMA A. OPAY (OLMAG HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER)
SHOPPING CENTER : MR. RONNEL BAUTISTA (GAISANO GRAND MALL)
(City Tourism Promotion Office-gl//cio)