"Pinoy Chikka" the New Face of Tourism

Posted: Fri 22 Aug, 2014 1:09 AM

"Pinoy Chikka" the New Face of Tourism

Last July 31, 2014 Thursday – Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Philippines Chapter in cooperation with the LPU – Manila Student Chapter hosted one of their biggest national event entitled “Pinoy Chikka: The New Face of Tourism at the Function Room 3 of the SMX Convention Center located in Pasay City Manila. The officers of the student chapter were responsible for the registration, selling of walk-in tickets, ushering and the crowd control of the huge number of audience. Before the program proper, different sponsors from the industry promote themselves such as Nayong Pilipino, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Intercontinental Hotel Manila and other dynamic establishments from the tourism and hospitality industry. The occasion was hosted by Mr. Teody Espallardo, the Public Relations Officer of PATA Philippines Chapter The program started with the opening remarks of the Chairman of the PATA Philippines Chapter, Mr. Arnie Bayag. It was followed by the Introduction of the 1st Speaker by Mr. Roberto Z. Zozobrado, the Senior Officer in Charge of CITHM. The first speaker was the very talented and brilliant former secretary of the Department of Tourism, Ms. Mina Gabor who talked about the agricultural aspects that she became skilled of and showed the bigger picture in that sector which can be used to attract more tourists inside the country. The second speaker is the gorgeous and famous Dr. Vicki Belo who talked about her field of expertise which is about Medicine and Dermatology. She also mentioned her success story and the Belo Medical Group, the different types of surgeries they’re doing and solutions to skin problems. Lastly, the third speaker was the nature lover and the Chairman of the ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Ms. Gina Lopez. She discussed the heroic actions that her group started to gradually save our country by different means like child care and protection, education, environment, disaster management and community development. After all of the deliberations, the last part is the raffle draw wherein different sponsors gave out gift certificates from hotels, plane tickets and other exciting prizes which made the crowd exciting and active.

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