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6th Region 1 Tourism Convention
October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
ABOUT THE CONVENTION
Adapting the UNWTO’s World Tourism Day theme “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All”, the 6th Region 1 Tourism Convention focuses on the contribution of the tourism sector as a catalyst in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals providing the leading source of employment and sustainable economic growth.
As the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili states in his official message for the World Tourism Day, “The true potential of tourism, both as a creator of jobs and as a driver of equality and sustainable development, is only just being realized. Providing decent work opportunities and contributing to developing professional skills are at the heart of this. Well managed, the continued growth of our sector will encompass countless opportunities and allow tourism to live up to its global social responsibility to leave no one behind’.
The Department of Tourism Region 1 recognizes the contribution of our tourism industry partners from the public and private sectors in their concerted efforts in developing and managing tourism in the region and maximizing its full potential. With the purpose to foster awareness among the tourism stakeholders of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value, the Convention has provided an avenue for tourism practitioners to exchange ideas, discuss issues and challenges in the industry while strengthening the cooperation amongst its tourism stakeholders towards the development, promotion and sustainability of tourism in the region.
Attended by some four hundred participants from the various Local Government Units of the region including industry players from the travel and tours, transport, tour guides, accommodation, tourism associations and related businesses, the academe and national government agencies, the three-day activity include a general assembly for the various sectors of the industry, a plenary learning session and an industry immersion tour to featured destinations of the host province.
This year’s three-day activity will be held in collaboration with the Provincial and Local Government Units of Pangasinan and will be held on 17-19 October 2019 at the MMX Events Center, Magic Mall in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. The convention will be highlighting Pasyar Pangasinan: Eastern and Central Circuit in three (3) tour options showcasing its farm, culture, adventure, and culinary attractions.