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Tourism Human Resource Development

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About Us

Tourism Board in a nutshell.

We are a tripartite body composed of private organizations and institutions, the labor sector, and government agencies for the development of the country's tourism human resource capital.
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Robert John Horrigan, Chairperson - Tourism Board
Robert John Horrigan

Message from the Chairperson

Greetings to all Filipino Tourism and Hospitality Students, Professionals and Stakeholders.

I am honored and thankful to be elected as Chairman of the Tourism Board (Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.).

Taking the Chairman's seat during this crucial time of recovery for one of the most badly hit industries in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic is no easy task. However, I am greatly blessed to have a dynamic and passionate team of industry experts, company captains, tourism government officials and renowned hospitality academe heads to help me take on this challenge.
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Hospitality & Tourism Leaders

Our Team

The Tourism Board is represented by a professional team of industry leaders, experts, and practitioners to help the country develop its tourism human resource capital.
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Latest Events

The 8th Manila International Dialogue on Human Trafficking

Government | ASEAN | NGO

Manila, Philippines (December 13, 2022) – The Republic of the Philippines together with the ASEAN countries held the 8th Manila International Dialogue on Human Trafficking in Manila, Philippines. Philippines is the host country in this event in which Undersecretary-in-Charge of IACAT Nicholas Felix L. Ty led together with Officers from the National Oversight Committees, Task Forces on Trafficking in Persons of Southeast Asian Nations, parallel to the Philippines’ Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and other 18 foreign governments that signed The Dialogue which was borne out of the Manila Declaration to Enhance International Cooperation to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Webinar 13: Tourism and Hospitality Education Moving on to the 4Ns

05-31-2022 9:00 am -12:00 pm

A Free Webinar via Zoom

As part of the collaborative effort between TIBFI and Rex Education, a series of webinars was discussed that would highlight topics that are beneficial to both organizations. The webinar is offered by DOT and TIBFI to be hosted by AAHRMEI and supported by Rex Education.

GAIN Masterclass 4: Hybrid Work Models in Government, Academe and Industry

05-27-2022 1:00 pm -5:00 pm

The pandemic continues to have far-reaching effects across all industries and a flexible workplace model could be the solution. This is a masterclass to help the Government, Academe, and Industry sectors get a good grasp of this paradigm shift.

B2B Opportunity: Virtual Business Matching (Tourism Industry) - Free ASEAN Access

04-27-2022 1:00 pm

The recent pandemic accelerated the adventure traveler’s need to connect to nature, to the land, and to immerse themselves in cultures different from their own. From learning the local language, or cooking local recipes, or even joining a dancing or music class, and understanding the amazing biodiversity around them, who better than Indigenous tourism professionals to take them on this journey? And how can we ensure experiences are making positive impacts on  local communities?

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Tourism Human Resource Congress


The Tourism HR Congress helps update our stakeholders' knowledge in global best practices and upgrade the level of service in the tourism industry. This is the Tourism Board's primary event that happens every two years.
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Tripartite Organization

Tourism Board Membership

There are certain benefits that come with membership, for employers, for the labor sector and for the government. Visit our membership page to know more.
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Industry Catalysts

Content Partners

Contribute to the Tourism Board's pool of learning materials and content for industry learners.
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Presentation & Reference Files

ASEAN Tourism Curriculum & Other Documents

Gain access to our repository of documents, both for public use and those that are made available for members of the Tourism Board or Learn! subscribers.
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Let's Keep in Touch

Contact Us

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


+63 0920 2906840
+63 919 6162586