DOT: Tourism Sectoral Consultation

Preparing for the Conduct of the National Job Summit 2021 in Accordance with the NERS 8-Point Agenda
April 8, 2021 08:30 AM

ASEAN Plus 3: Directory Listing Initiative on Tourism Training and Education Network

Do you want to join the ASEAN Plus Three on Tourism Training and Education Network (APPTEN)? This is an opportunity to network and collaborate for Philippine TVIs and HEIs learning institutions with others in ASEAN plus 3 (APT).
Invitation to the Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360-degree Virtual Learning - Crisis Management (03/17/2021)



The much awaited finale of the Department of Tourism – National Capital Region's groundbreaking online learning event “Leadership Excellence Series (LES) 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience” has been postponed to a later date with the same time slot of 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Aimed to retool, reskill and reboot tourism stakeholders and workforce in the new norm, this is open to the public and free-of-charge, with priority for tourism industry enterprises, players and frontliners.

Rest assured, we will update you soon on the new date for the third iteration of the Leadership Excellence Series 2021.

If you have not signed up yet, you can still register through this link: .Previously registered participants need not sign up again.

Thank you,
Department of Tourism-National Capital Region


A Special Big Data and Analytics Program for the Philippines!

We are excited to announce a special program focused on Big Data and Analytics specifically for the Philippines. We would like to invite all instructors from hospitality and tourism programs to participate in three upcoming events.

Invitation to the Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360-degree Virtual Learning


You are cordially e-invited to the Department of Tourism – National Capital Region’s (DOT-NCR) Leadership Excellence Series (LES) 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning as it returns to the screen this March 1, Monday, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Aimed at equipping and educating and tourism stakeholders in the new norm, this is an open to the public, free-of-charge event, with priority for tourism industry enterprises, players and frontliners.

This online event is simulcast live via Zoom and across DOT-NCR’s digital assets @TourismMNL and TourismMNL on Youtube. The Leadership Excellence Series 2021 vows to raise the bar for online learning as it integrates live and full production of the world-renowned TED Talk format.

AAHRMEI - Celebration & Thanksgiving For The Two Decades Of Unsurpassed Leadership Excellence. You are cordially invited on February 22, 2021. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM via ZOOM Hurry! Join now, we have limited slots.
WHAT exactly is the Filipino brand of hospitality? What makes it excellent? Speaking on this important topic is Martin Aguilar, Founder and Lead Consultant of The Filipino Hospitality, a consultancy group composed of ASEAN and National Master Trainers and Assessors.

Martin has provided training services for the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and numerous private companies. Recognized as a Technical Expert at TESDA where he reviews, develops, and validates training regulations and assessment tools for Front Office services, Aguilar stands at the forefront of the hospitality industry. It is best that we learn from the expert! Catch him speak at the Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience, happening on February 11, 2021, at 2PM-4PM.
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Invitation to Different Tourism Stakeholders to Participate in the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) as Part of the Crafting of the Philippine Tourism Human Capital Development Strategy and Action Plans (PTHCD) 2021-2025

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  • Upskilling: Improving skills to boost career
  • Cross-skiling: Skills to being versatile
It is a great pleasure to inform you that the TIBFI WEBINAR 5 “May PASko PA rin sa panahon ng Covid" Has been rescheduled on: DEC. 4, 2020 (Friday) 10:00 AM  - 12:30 PM. Click the button below to register.

Announcement:PRCTH 2020 Postponed

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

We have rescheduled the event 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 page.

Thank you and keep safe.
FREE Webinar with Certificate

Ayala Foundation, Inc. - Filipinas Heritage Library and U.S. Embassy in the Philippines present

Liberation Talks:

DREAMS OF CAKE AND ICE CREAM: Coping with Hunger in World War II

In conjunction with the virtual exhibition War Through the Eyes of the Child

Date: November 7, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10AM - 12 NN (Manila time*)
Online: Zoom and Facebook Live
*Convert to your time zone

Virtual Conference Invitation: 4th Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality

Theme: "Food Tourism as a Driver for Rural Development"
Date: November 12-13, 2020 | Virtual Conference

PRCTH LogoNow on its fourth year, the prime objective of the PRCTH Conference is to serve as a venue for a robust exchange of ideas and research outputs on emergent issues in Tourism and Hospitality. Inspired by the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the PRCTH aims to present the significant contribution of Food Tourism to the socio-economic well-being of rural communities across the country,
addressing poverty through community-based tourism, place-making, community/societal wellness and well-being, responsible consumption and production, among others.

Sulong Trabaho - Professional Upskilling: Free Training on the Delivery of Retrenchment Program

Training Schedule: October 26-30, 2020
Registration Period: October 13-20, 2020
Enrollment Period: October 21-23, 2020
Participant registration link:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Oct 8, 2020 10:00 AM Manila Time (GMT+8)
Topic: Transitioning to a Post COVID World - Ideas to Reboot Business - What Works - What Doesn't

TIBFI: It's Ok To Be Not Ok - A Forum on Hospitality and Tourism Online-Virtual-F2F Practicum

Learn how the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Academe are adapting to the challenges of conducting online-virtual-F2F practicum for their students in the Philippines.


TIBFI Virtual GMM + Webinar (A Glimmer of Hope)

27 July 2020, Monday, 10 am
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Philippine Travel Survey
Hi Travelers! The Department of Tourism (DOT), together with Guide to the Philippines and the AIM - Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism, is committed to supporting the tourism industry during this difficult time. As we plan the future of tourism in our country, we need to listen to your sentiments and concerns. Sparing at least 10 minutes to answer this survey is a huge support to our endeavor.

The results of this survey will give valuable insights for tourism enterprises on how to better prepare, respond, and serve you again once the COVID-19 pandemic ends and travel restrictions are lifted. A summary and analysis of this survey will be published and made available to all tourism enterprises.

We truly appreciate your contribution. Please share this with your family and friends who travel in the Philippines. Together, let us help the tourism industry bounce back!

Thank you. Stay safe and stay hopeful!
TESDA shall continuously perform its mandate of certifying the competence of the Filipino workforce amidst the Covid-19 pandemic adopting to the ‘new normal’ state, thru the implementation of Portfolio Assessment.

DOT Online Learnings

Background and Rationale
In view of the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Tourism through the Office of Industry Manpower Development is developing online learning courses for tourism stakeholders. With the advice and guidance of Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the programs were conceptualized as an alternative to the regular training programs conducted by the DOT to give tourism stakeholders the opportunity to learn and stay relevant and updated even during the ECQ. Consistent with the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, the program is one of the activities identified by the DOT to assist and encourage stakeholders as they cope, transition to the new normal and move towards recovery.

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5th Tourism Human Resource Congress

The Manor at Camp John Hay
CAP Convention Center
October 3-4, 2019
Baguio City, Philippines
Event Details

5th Congress | Event Details

Proposed Congress Program: (as of September 7, 2019)

The 5th Tourism Human Resource Congress will focus on the training and development of human resources, as well as a discussion of issues and factors that influence entrepreneurship and employment for tourism and hospitality stakeholders, taking into account the challenges raised by the 4th Industrial Revolution. Two days in length, the event will feature an informative program that discusses management practices on human resources that will define what the tourism landscape will look like in the future, and how we need to prepare for this eventuality.

October 3-4, 2019

Baguio City, Philippines
Master of Ceremonies:

Ms. Melanie Saro
University of Baguio

Mr. Adolf Aran, Jr.
Courage Asia Management Consulting

Contact Us
Joseph Moses R. Tan
Project Coordinator
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Mobile No.: 09985592742
FB: Jomo Tan
Carla Angelica Co
Mobile No.: 0945608551
Dr. Melanie Rulla-Saro
Director of Linkages Office
Note: Participants of the HR Congress proper will come from LGUs, educational institutions, industry practitioners (GMs and HR officers), ATOP officers and members, TESDA, CHED DepEd and DOLE officials, staff of NGAs particularly those located in Central Luzon, and tourism associations in Central Luzon.
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The 4th Tourism HR Congress

"Training and Development - Pathways for a Sustainable Future"
September 25-27, 2017
Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City

The 2nd CAMP ASSESS Luzon is scheduled on December 10 to 12, 2018 at the Bayview Hotel, Manila.

Participants will pay the amount of five thousand pesos (P 5,500 pesos) per person. The fee covers training materials, meals during the program and certificates.

CAMP ASSESS 2 aims to upgrade/re-train knowledge and skills of TESDA Tourism assessors in order to align practices with the ASEAN MRA for Tourism Prosfessionals and ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework.

For Inquiries, please contact at or you may register online by clicking on the button below.

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Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.

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

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