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2nd Tourism and Technology Forum: Securing Tomorrow Today with Digitech (October 7-8, 2021)

17 September 2021

MS. MA. CHRISTINA AQUINO
President
Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI)
UP - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City


Dear Ms. Aquino:

Greetings from the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines! We hope that this letter finds you and your loved ones in the best of health.

With the success of the first Tourism & Technology Forum (TTF) last March 2021, we are pleased to inform you that the TPB is organizing another edition of the event on October 7-8, 2021 at the Jose Rizal Hall of Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.

Guided by the theme "Securing Tomorrow Today with Digitech", the TTF is part of the TPB’s strategic and pivotal response to the growing needs of the Philippine tourism industry. More than just a learning platform, the Forum provides a deeper understanding of digital technology and its practical application to travel and tourism businesses, including operations of both government and private sectors, to produce optimal results. It will be held in a hybrid format and to be offered free of charge to industry stakeholders who will join the event online and onsite (up to 120 pax only).

It is in this regard that we invite you and the members of the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI) to participate in the Forum. Interested participants may click HERE to register. Please find attached the event flyer and program for your reference.

Misses Divina Andres and Mikaela Fuentes of the TPB – MICE Department will get in touch with your office regarding this. Should there be a need, they may be contacted at telephone number +632 8525 6110 or email at: mice@tpb.gov.ph.

Thank you and we look forward to your active participation in the 2nd Tourism & Technology Forum.


Sincerely yours,


MARIA ANTHONETTE C. VELASCO – ALLONES
Chief Operating Officer


Attachments:

 

GAIN - Using Global Proficiency International Standards (ISTE) for Employee Recruitment, Development, Curriculum Integration to Ensure Employability of the Filipino Work Force (October 28, 2021 1-5PM)

September 20, 2021

Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino
Chair
Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc. (TIBFI)


Dear Ms. Aquino:

Hearty greetings from the Government-Academe-Industry Network, Inc.!

Realizing that our human talent must be equipped with both digital skills and global language communication skills to succeed in today’s borderless workplace, we are organizing a workshop entitled, Using Global Proficiency International Standards (ISTE) for Employee Recruitment, Development, Curriculum Integration to Ensure Employability of the Filipino Work Force on October 28, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to use digital proficiency international standards using ISTE in developing training programs, recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, organizational policies, and software systems, and quality assessments of college graduates' skills. This Masterclass augments the learnings from GAIN’s August 11, 2021 Masterclass I on Global Proficiency International Standards focusing on Digital Competencies (DigiComp).

In this regard, we would like to personally invite you and the Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc. (TIBFI) to participate in the said workshop. This event is intended academic and curriculum implementors, as well as HR professionals, industry, and government leaders.

Attached is our event poster for your reference which you can share with your member institutions / network and post on your social media sites. Should you have any inquiries, you may contact LA Ferenal Marquez at +63 917 632 1952 or email thegainsecretariat@gmail.com.

We look forward to your kind acceptance of our invitation.

Sincerely,


[signed]
Peter Laurel
Chairman


[signed]
Monette Iturralde-Hamlin
President


Attachment: Invitation in PDF format

MommaCon 2021 (September 11 and 18, 2021)

Dear Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino,

Greetings from GAIN! GAIN partners with TeamAsia for Momma Con 2021 happening on September 11 and 18, 2021. Avail of the special discount rate of Php750 for GAIN registrants.

Invitation videos:

Attached is a program for the two-day event. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!


Best regards,

The GAIN Secretariat
Government Academe Industry Network Inc.

Unit 2504, 25th Floor, AXA Life Centre, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.,
Makati City, Metro Manila. Philippines 1227
(02) 895 - 9944 | (02) 896 - 5808 | inquiries.gain@gmail.com

Philippine Tourism Forum in celebration of the 54th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN

23 August 2021


MS. MA. CHRISTINA AQUINO
Chairman
Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI)
Planning and Development Office, Lyceum of the Philippines University
Intramuros, Manila


Dear Ms. Aquino,


We are pleased to inform you that in line with the celebration of the 54th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) is organizing a Philippine Tourism Forum with the theme: “ASEAN Tourism Towards Recovery and Resiliency” on 31 August 2021, 02:00 – 05:00 PM (GMT+8) via a virtual platform.


The forum aims to (1) serve as a platform to share best practices on the ASEAN member states’ tourism recovery efforts, and (2) share with tourism stakeholders the collective efforts of the ASEAN National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) towards Tourism Recovery in the region. It is expected to be attended by over five hundred (500) online participants from across the ASEAN, and resource speakers from the ASEAN NTOs and the ASEAN Secretariat.


In this regard, we are pleased to invite your organization to participate in the said forum. Interested participants may register through: https://bit.ly/PHTourismForum. Due to limited slots, unsuccessful registrants may also watch the livestream of the event at the official Facebook page of the DOT. Attached is the programme of activities, for reference.


Thank you and we look forward to having you join us in the forum.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

VERNA C. BUENSUCESO
OIC-Undersecretary and
Head of National Tourism Organizations
Department of Tourism

 

Attachment: Programme of Activities

Attachment: Letter in PDF

  1. TIBFI: TESDA 2021 Kabalikat Awardee
  2. DOT: Virtual IT-BPM Tourism Job Fair
  3. GAIN Learning Session: Using Global Digital Standards and Frameworks in Talent Cycles, Human Resource Development Plans, and Student Competencies
  4. Invitation: TCP Forum on CARES Program with SB Corporation / Associations (23 July 2021)
  5. UNEP HLPF Invitation: Circularity for Resilience and Jobs: Green Recovery Policies Are the Global Opportunity Today (July 14, 2021)
  6. DOT-NCR - Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning - Crisis Management on 11 June 2021, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
  7. STR: Special Workshop - How to Do Market Analysis (May 29, 2021 8AM to 10AM)
  8. Advisory: Online Survey in Connection with the Review/Updating of the Tourism Response and Recovery Plan
  9. The 4th GAIN National Convention (May 27-28, 2021)
  10. UN Environment Programme - Transforming Tourism in Action: Tackling Plastic Pollution (April 27, 2021 3PM to 4PM Manila Time)
  11. Updating of the MICE Roadmap 2030
  12. Tourism Sectoral Consultation: Preparing for the Conduct of the National Job Summit 2021 in Accordance with the NERS 8-Point Agenda
  13. UP AIT: Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management
  14. DOT Memorandum Circular Nos. 2021-002 and 2021-003
  15. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience - Crisis Management (Postponed)
  16. ASEAN Plus Three Initiative: "Continue to Establish APPTEN and to Conduct Workshops/Dialogues for Exchange In Tourism Training Education"
  17. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience - Crisis Management (March 17, 2021)
  18. A Special Big Data and Analytics Program for the Philippines brought to you by the STR SHARE Center
  19. Calling All Tourism Educators: Apply for the SIKAT Project
  20. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021 (11 February 2021 - 2PM to 4PM)

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LINK TO INDUSTRY ADVISORIES

HRAP Advisory

Board of Trustees (2019 - 2021)

Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino
Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)
Chairman

Ms. Anabelle Ochoa Moreno
Association of Human Resources Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM)
Vice Chairman

Ms. Tinette Capistrano
Philippine Association of Convention/ Exhibition Organizer and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS)
Secretary

Dr. Gloria Baken Wong- Siy
Association of Administrators in Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institutions (AAHRMEI)
Treasurer

Mr. Elieser Casas
Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA)
Auditor

Mr. Hessel Larcia
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)
Public Relations Officer

Board Trustees

Mr. Daniel Edralin
Ms. Eleonor Ogarte
National Union of Workers in Hotels, Restaurant and Allied Industries (NUWHRAIN- SENTRO)

Ms. Fe Yu
Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA)

Board of Advisers

Assistant Secretary Maria Rica C Bueno
Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo
Ms. Arlene Alipio
Department of Tourism (DOT)

Executive Director Imelda Taganas
Executive Director Susan Dela Rama
Ms. Ma. Isabel Gamurot
Technical Education Skills Development Authority
(TESDA)

Dr. Edieser Dela Santa
University of the Philippines
Asian Institute of Tourism (UP AIT)

Secretariat: Lawrence Castro
secretariat@tourismidustryboard.org

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Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
secretariat@tourismindustryboard.org
+63 2 9818500 ext 2799
+63 906 2955889

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