San Fernando local government pushes for sustainable tourism development
The Local Government Unit of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga (CSFP), led by Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, hosted a forum of tourism-related establishments on March 10, 2022, at Heroes Hall.
Owners and managers of different hotels, restaurants and resorts participated in the forum initiated by the City’s Tourism and Investment Promotion Office, in coordination with the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Central Luzon and the Association of hotels and restaurants in Pampanga (Harp).
Highlights of the discussion were ways to strengthen the capital’s tourism industry, as it is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Realyn Manalo, DOT-Central Luzon Tourism Operations Manager, highlighted the importance of the DOT accreditation program, while Matt De Castro, HARP 2022 President, discussed the functions of the association.
Marco Antonio “Jim” Jimenez, President of the CSFP Arts Culture and Tourism Council, thanked participants for sharing their vision for revitalizing tourism in the capital.
The city’s tourism officer, Ching Pangilinan, for his part, pledged to stand firm in assisting and providing sustainable plans and programs for all tourism-related establishments with the support of the local government. (RP)
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