|DOT-ARMM Tour Guide Training and Seminar Worksop Photos|
TOUR GUIDE TRAINING AND SEMINAR WORKSHOP
In support to the thrust of the national government of promoting and enhancing sustainable tourism, the Department of Tourism- ARMM, with partners CHARM- MSU and TESDA- ARMM conducted a Tour Guide Training and Seminar Workshop in Marawi City last November 28-30, 2012.
The event was intended to capacitate local communities in promoting tourism in their area, generate economic growth and increase awareness on the relevance of tourism developments in the region.
The residents of Barangay Calokan, the pilot community were very receptive to the initiatives of the training facilitators because they believe that it is in their best interests to develop and promote tourism in their locality. According to Ms. Morsidah Dadayan, one of the participants from Barangay Calokan, "Our area has so much to offer to tourists and excursionists alike. We have wonderful sights to behold and natural resources to be proud of. We want the world to know and appreciate this, as much as we do."
With the evident level of enthusiasm and interest from the participants, the training went smoothly and on schedule. It is hoped that with the sincere efforts we exerted, we are optimistic that our objectives of promoting a flourishing and sustainable tourism in our pilot community will be favourably attained. (Dulce K. Santos)