“Lessons Learned” Workshop for the Pilot Program of On-Job-Training and Teacher Immersion Programs under the auspices of the Department of Tourism ADB-Canada Project (TA 8334 PHI)


An industry-academe workshop was held at the New World  Hotel Manila last September 1, 2016 for the industry-academe participants of the DOT On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Teacher Immersion Program (TIP) pilots. The workshop was conducted by the Department of Tourism.  Attending the workshop were participants in the pilot program from the DLSU College of St. Benilde together with Hotel Jen; Lyceum of the Philippines with Bayleaf Hotel; and the Our Lady of Fatima University with Luxent Hotel. The participants in the pilot were asked to work with and test the draft programs prior to DOT rolling out the OJT/TIP programs to a wider audience.

Towards Building A More Competitive Tourism Work Force


The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently held a Tourism Skills Forum to present updates on the Tourism Industry Skills Development Program (TISDP), a key component of the Philippine Improving Competitiveness in Tourism (PICTourism) project.

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Sustainable and vibrant ecotourism – a vital component for Philippine Tourism growth, says DOT


The Department of Tourism (DOT) aims to reach 6 million tourist arrivals in 2016. Guided by the National Tourism Development Plan 2011 – 2016, DOT identified opportunities to help propel growth and achieve its target. Ecotourism is recognized as one sector that is poised to be a driver for tourism’s success. The Philippine National Ecotourism Strategy (NES) and Action Plan (2013 – 2022) has identified potential market size of 1.5 million to 14.2 million eco-tourists.

DOT Holds Consultative Workshop on Tourism Education


Strengthening linkages between the academe and the tourism industry is crucial to create a competitive landscape in the Philippine tourism, according to a consultative workshop conducted by the Department of Tourism (DOT). 

DOT-ADB-Canada Improving Competitiveness in Tourism is a technical assistance project for the Department of Tourism, administered by the Asian Development Bank and funded by the Government of Canada.

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