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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

TIBFI: TESDA 2021 Kabalikat Awardee

August 17, 2021


MS. MA. CHRISTINA AQUINO
Chairman
Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc.
University of the Philippines -Asian Institute
of Tourism, Commonwealth Ave.,
Diliman, Quezon City

Dear Ms. Aquino:


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will celebrate its 27 years of commitment of world-class Filipino workforce with the theme, "TESDA@27: Pagbangon, Pag-asa at Pag-abante sa Beinte Syete." During the week-long celebration, TESDA will recognize significant contributions of its partners from the industry, institutions, local government units and other stakeholders in realizing the agency's objectives through the annual awarding ceremony of the "Kabalikat and Idols ng TESDA."


In recognition of the strong advocacy and invaluable support to the development of TVET in the country, we are pleased to inform you that the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. shall be awarded the 2021 Kabalikat Awardee during the virtual "2021 Kabalikat and Idols ng TESDA Awarding Ceremony" on August 24, 2021 (Tuesday); 9:00 A.M. May we, therefore, invite you to attend this momentous event.


Below are the zoom details for reference:


Zoom meeting link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82373849389?pwd=d0wxYXY5NThjRjloNOFaOWZ5UTYyZz09


Meeting ID: 823 7384 9389


Passcode:213296


Ms. Cecilia Olfindo, Supervising TESD Specialist of the Partnerships and Linkages Office can be contacted at mobile number 0995-476-3781 or at email address piad.plo@tesda.gov.ph for any queries regarding the attached program.

 

Congratulations!

 

Very truly yours, 

 

SEC. ISIDRO S. LAPEÑA, PhD., CSEE

Director General

 

Attachment: Letter in PDF

DOT: Virtual IT-BPM Tourism Job Fair

DOT: Virtual IT-BPM Tourism Job Fair - iQor

DOT: Virtual IT-BPM Tourism Job Fair - Alorica

DOT: Virtual IT-BPM Tourism Job Fair - Tahche

04 August 2021

Ms. Ma. Christina Aquino
Chairperson
Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.
University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines


Dear Ms. Aquino

In line with the thrust of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to assist and continuously provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the travel and leisure industry affected by the pandemic, the DOT through our Project and Investment Evaluation Division (PIED) of the Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations (OTSR) is pleased to inform you that it has entered into an employment partnership program with Information Technology  and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), by way of conducting a series of Virtual Job Fairs.

IBPAP as the enabling association for the information technology and business process management industry in the Philippines has over 300 members and six partner associations. The organization plays a pivotal role in sustaining the growth of the IT BPM Industry. The said collaboration in helping our displaced tourism workers in the new normal is a practical and appropriate tool to connect them to employment. Please find below the name of the companies which are into job hiring, schedule of the event and the sites hiring.

Company: iQor
Schedule: 9 August 2021
Sites: Dasmarinas, Cavite; Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Company: Alorica
Schedule: 10 & 24 August 2021
Sites: Cebu; Davao

Company: Tahche
Schedule: 25 August 2021
Sites: Cebu; Work From Home

Company: Manulife
Schedule: 23 & 24 September 2021
Sites: Quezon City; Manila; Lapu Lapu City; Mandaue City


In this regard, we would like to request your good office to disseminate this development to your members. You will be receiving the online registration link as the date progresses. Interested applicants may register by clicking the link that will be provided. Once registered, they will be receiving the actual link to the Job Fair.

For more details, you may contact our tourism officers, Ms. Maria Consuelo E. Montoro / Ms. Rutherlyn Gutierrez thru email philltourisminvest@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consistent and full support to the Department.


Very truly yours,


Virgilio M. Maguigad, EnP
Director
Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation

Attachment: Letter in PDF

July 19, 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 Digital Standards and Frameworks in Talent Cycles, Human Resource Development Plans, and Student Competencies” on August 11, 2021, from 1:00-5:00 PM, via Zoom. Focusing on two global digital proficiency frameworks being used primarily around the world, namely the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Digital Competency (DigComp) standards, the workshop aims to update our participants on how to use digital proficiency frameworks in developing training programs, recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, organizational policies, software systems, and quality assessments of college graduates' skills.

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 and social media. Should you have any inquiries, you may contact LA Ferenal-Marquez at thegainsecretariat@gmail.com.

We look forward to your kind acceptance of our invitation.


Sincerely,


[signed]
Peter Laurel
Chairman


[signed]
Monette Iturralde-Hamlin
President


Registration Link

Attachment:

Invitation: TCP Forum on CARES Program with SB Corporation / Associations (23 July 2021)

TO: ALL TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS

Greetings from the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP)!

TCP is conducting a Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Forum on CARES Program funded under Section 10 of Republic Act 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act”.

As we recognize your association's significant role and contribution in the tourism industry, we are pleased to invite your associations and its members to the first leg of the "TCP Forum on CARES Program with the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp)". Please see below the event poster and attached program flow, for your reference.

For Luzon this will be on July 23, 2021, Friday, 10:00AM – 12NN via Zoom Meeting ID 859 5906 5981 and Passcode: CARES2021

To pre-register here is the link: https://bit.ly/TCPCARESLuzon

Here are the schedules for other regions:

  • Visayas – August 6, 2021, Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mindanao – August 13, 2021, Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

We highly appreciate your kind assistance and usual support.

Thank you very much.


Tourism Congress of the Philippines
c/o ENDERUN COLLEGES
1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634
EMAIL: tourism.congress2014@gmail.com
Mobile & Viber No. +639667635064
Facebook Page: Tourism Congress Philippines


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UNEP HLPF Invitation: Circularity for Resilience and Jobs: Green Recovery Policies Are the Global Opportunity Today (July 14, 2021)

Dear All,

We are pleased to invite you to the UNEP side event, Circularity for Resilience and Jobs: Green Recovery Policies Are the Global Opportunity Today, organized in partnership with UNIDO at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

When: 14 July, 2021 | 7:30h – 9:00h EDT | 13:30h – 15:00h CEST | 18:30h – 20:00h ITC | 19:30h - 21:30 GMT+8 (Manila Time)

Where: Online, register here


INVITED PANELISTS

  1. Mr. Carlos Eduardo Correa, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
  2. Ms. Barbara Creecy, Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
  3. Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Thailand
  4. Ms. Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director
  5. Ms. Sara Mariani, Chief Sustainability Officer, OTB
  6. Mr. Stephan Sicars, UNIDO, Managing Director of the Directorate of Environment and Energy

Moderated by: Pilita Clark, Financial Times, environment correspondent


ABOUT THE EVENT

Recovery policies implemented today offer the opportunity to restore, reset and rebalance our most important relationship with nature by addressing the causes of unsustainable consumption and production. A carefully managed transition to circularity will be critical to deliver on the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and the biodiversity and pollution agendas. It will be essential to recover from the pandemic and to lift people out of poverty, while staying within planetary boundaries.

The event will discuss the alignment of current recovery packages with SDG 12 goals and explore good examples opportunities. The event aims to conclude with the most important global steps to scale up circular economy for a sustainable future. Our panel of international leaders and experts will discuss the questions that matter.

  1. What are the biggest opportunities we are currently missing for an inclusive, green recovery? Where are we right now, are we on / off track and what more needs to be done?

  2. In which sectors and value chains will we generate the biggest impact for resilience, jobs, and a pollution-free planet? Where are the biggest gains to be had, and what are the leverage points?

  3. What are the barriers and incentives that need to be addressed? From a policy and finance perspective, what do we need to do differently? What incentives and economic policies are needed? And how can we make this happen?

More information about the event can be found here: https://www.unep.org/events/online-event/circularity-resilience-and-jobs-green-recovery-policies-are-global-opportunity.

We hope to see you connected!


Best Regards,


Maëlys Nizan
Partnerships and Knowledge Management Analyst
Consumption and Production Unit
Resources and Markets Branch

UN Environment
Economy Division                                               
1 rue Miollis, Building VII, 75015 Paris, France
Tel: :+ 33 (0)1 44 37 19 96


  1. DOT-NCR - Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning - Crisis Management on 11 June 2021, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
  2. STR: Special Workshop - How to Do Market Analysis (May 29, 2021 8AM to 10AM)
  3. Advisory: Online Survey in Connection with the Review/Updating of the Tourism Response and Recovery Plan
  4. The 4th GAIN National Convention (May 27-28, 2021)
  5. UN Environment Programme - Transforming Tourism in Action: Tackling Plastic Pollution (April 27, 2021 3PM to 4PM Manila Time)
  6. Updating of the MICE Roadmap 2030
  7. Tourism Sectoral Consultation: Preparing for the Conduct of the National Job Summit 2021 in Accordance with the NERS 8-Point Agenda
  8. UP AIT: Graduate Diploma in Tourism Development and Management
  9. DOT Memorandum Circular Nos. 2021-002 and 2021-003
  10. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience - Crisis Management (Postponed)
  11. ASEAN Plus Three Initiative: "Continue to Establish APPTEN and to Conduct Workshops/Dialogues for Exchange In Tourism Training Education"
  12. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021: A 360° Virtual Learning Experience - Crisis Management (March 17, 2021)
  13. A Special Big Data and Analytics Program for the Philippines brought to you by the STR SHARE Center
  14. Calling All Tourism Educators: Apply for the SIKAT Project
  15. DOT-NCR Leadership Excellence Series 2021 (11 February 2021 - 2PM to 4PM)
  16. 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
  17. World Women Tourism launches Glocal Webinar Series on Accelerating Women in the Tourism Industry
  18. HRAP ADVISORY 2021-061 Re: IATF RESO No. 95 - Amending the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine
  19. DOT on MICE Events
  20. DOT-DOLE'S Implementation of Financial Assistance & Cash-for-Work Program

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