News and Updates

We have rescheduled the event "May Pasko Pa Rin sa Panahong ng Covid" due to the inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Rest assured that the webinar registrations are still valid until the rescheduled date.

A new schedule and updates will be posted on this site.

Thank you and keep safe.

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.


In view of Typhoon Ulysses which is expected to land tonight in the Philippines and by virtue of the declaration of President Duterte regarding the suspension of work and classes for the next two days, the organizers of PRCTH is postponing the conduct of the conference from November 12-13, 2020 to November 19-20, 2020. This is in anticipation of internet connectivity concerns that may arise because of the typhoon aftermath.


For any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality


Tourism Congress of the Philippines


DATE: 04 November 2020
TO: All Members; Tourism Associations
FROM: Mr. Jose C. Clemente Ill -President
THRU: Tourism Congress Secretariat
SUBJECT: DOLE & DOT Financial Assistance and Cash-For-Work Program

Dear Members,

Please see attached copy of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Tourism (DOT) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001-lmplementing Guidelines on Providing Financial Assistance and Cash-For-Work Program for Displaced Workers in the Tourism Sector.

For you copy and reference.

Thank you very much.


Jose Clemente III





DATE: 26 October 2020
TO: All Members; Tourism Associations
FROM: Mr. Jose C. Clemente Ill -President
THRU: Tourism Congress Secretariat

SUBJECT: DOT CARES - Travel Loan Webinar for MSMEs in the Tourism Industry

Dear Members

The Department of Tourism in its effort to assist MSMEs in the tourism industry would like to invite you to "CARES - Travel Loan Webinar for MSMEs in the Tourism Industry" on 27 October 2020, 2PM via Zoom. DOT have invited reliable resource speaker from the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.) to discuss the assistance program. Please see attached official letter invitation and copy of the program for your reference. You may register through this link: to join. At least 300 can participate the travel loan webinar.

Thank you very much.


Jose Clemente III

Address: 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634
Telephone No.: (02) 8856 5000 loc. 594 | Viber: 09178423132
Email Address:
Facebook Page: Tourism Congress Philippines


  • Letter to TCP Members: Click here
  • Letter from DOT: Click here
  • Webinar Program: Click here

AAHRMEI 20th National Annual Convention

You are invited to the AAHRMEI 20th National Annual Convention  on Dec 10-11, 2020 / 9:00 am - 12:00 NN.

  • Theme: "Keeping Oneself Fit and Motivated in Meeting Educational Challenges and Opportunities for Flexible Learning"
  • Type: Virtual Convention via Zoom
  • Registration fee:
    • P500 for Early Birds  (deadline - November 16, 2020)
    • P600 for Regular Registrants

Click here to register.

14 October 2020

Dear All Associations,

Good day!

Thank you so much for attending our first session of the BLUE TOURISM FORUM webinar. In this regard, we would like to share and invite you again to the 2nd and 3rd session, and attached herewith is the briefer and the link of the said to session. You are free to register now for Blue Tourism Forum.

Theme: Managing Tourism Growth in Fragile Ecosystems - Coastal Destinations In The New Normal

Day 2 (October 22, 2020, 1:30 PM)
Topic- Challenges in Coastal Tourism Development and Management

Day 3 (October 29, 2020, 9:30 AM)
Topic- Coastal Watch-Keeping our Waters Safe

Primer (v3): Click here to download.

Thank you

Drew Bautista
Office of Assistant Secretary - TRCRG
Department of Tourism


28 September 2020

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.
Planning and Development Office
Lyceum of the Philippines University
Intramuros, Manila, PH

Dear Ms. Aquino:

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Tourism is conducting the Virtual Philippine Blue Tourism Forum on 09 (updated), 22 and 29 of October 2020.  
The Virtual Philippine Blue Tourism Forum is a three-part webinar / virtual forum consisting of panel discussions involving experts from the academe, government agencies, non-government organizations, and industry players to tackle tourism growth in fragile ecosystems and how they affect the communities in a destination.

The theme of the Forum is “Managing Tourism Growth in Fragile Ecosystems: Coastal Destinations in the New Normal Scenario”. The focus is on coastal destinations as the Philippines is an archipelagic nation which has one of the longest coastlines in the world. While the country’s major tourism product is beach holidays, it is also one of the areas prone to suffer from mass tourism, unsustainable development, and poor planning. Moreover, due to the pandemic causing an upheaval in all aspects of tourism travel, it would be good to discuss what health and safety measures are expected in beach and island destinations in the new normal scenario.

In this regard, we are pleased to invite you or your representative to attend the Forum Series. Attached is the tentative Program for your reference. Should you accept this invitation, please register using the following link: Please be advised that the Virtual Forum will be broadcast live via DOT official social media pages.

Should you have any query, your office may coordinate with Ms. Drew Bautista or Atty. Jeri Grantoza at Viber / text +63966670044 or email at

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Assistant Secretary
Tourism Regulation, Coordination And Resource Generation
Department of Tourism

Notice of Change of Schedule

Good day!

Dear All Tourism Association

Due to the DOT's Budget Hearing scheduled on 08 October 2020, we will be moving the Conduct of the Virtual Blue Tourism Forum on 09 Oct 2020, at 9:00 am - 12:00 nn. Please see attached the revised Program for your reference.

We apologize for the change of schedule, we look forward to your participation and kindly please acknowledge receipt of this email.

Drew Bautista
Office of Assistant Secretary - TRCRG
Department of Tourism




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25 September 2020

Dear ATPMC Leaders

Subject: Invitation to the Online Train the Trainers Workshop: ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System, 30 September – 2 October 2020

I am pleased to inform you that the Online Train the Trainers Workshop on the ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System (ATPRS) will be held on 30 September – 2 October 2020, with the support from the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II).

The workshop aims to: (1) train and familiarise the ASEAN Member States and other relevant stakeholders with the new System; (2) enable the participants to develop skills and knowledge to train other colleagues in their respective organisations/institutions; (3) provide a platform for the participants to review the new System against  new professional development   in the industry; (4) exchange information about best practices in competency-based training and assessment for Tourism Professionals through the System; and (5) provide technical resources for ATPRS users.

In this regard, I am pleased to invite you and your delegations to attend the abovementioned Workshop and look forward to receiving your confirmation of attendance by 29 September 2020. To maximise the outputs of the Workshop, I kindly request your assistance to extend this invitation to relevant users of ATPRS in your respective countries, including TPCBs, NTPBs, Master Assessors/Trainers, National Assessors/Trainers, ASEAN Tourism Professionals, Tourism Industry, as well as Tourism Training Institutions. The Programme Schedule is enclosed herewith. The link for the Workshop will be provided in due course. For further information and assistance, kindly contact Ms. Carla Budiarto ( and Mr. Terry Kustiawan (


Training Session: Regional Secretariat/ASEAN Secretariat
Date/Time: 30 September 2020 11:00am to 01:00pm (Manila Time)
Note: This session is closed to ASEAN Secretariat/Regional Secretariat only.

Training Session: TPCB & NTPB
Date/Time: 30 September 2020 02:00pm to 04:00pm (Manila Time)

Training Session: Master Trainers/Assessors & National Trainers/Assessors
Date/Time: 1 October 2020 11:00am to 01:00pm (Manila Time)

Training Session: ASEAN Tourism Professionals
Date/Time: 1 October 2020 02:00pm to 04:00pm (Manila Time)

Training Session: Tourism Industry
Date/Time: 2 October 2020 11:00am to 01:00pm (Manila Time)

Training Session: Tourism Training Institutions
Date/Time: 2 October 2020 02:00pm to 04:00pm (Manila Time)

The updated training modules can be found by clicking here.

Thank you for your kind attention and continued cooperation.

Best Regards,

Le Quang Lan
Head of ICT & Tourism Division
Sectoral Development Directorate
ASEAN Economic Community Department

No. AEC/SDD/ICT&TourismDiv/NTOs/Gen/Vol.065

Click here for the original file in PDF.



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