Tourism Congress elects new board

(The Philippine Star) - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), the private sector consultative body which assists the government in the development and implementation of tourism policies, recently elected its new board of trustees to serve until 2022.

The newly installed officers are:  Jose Clemente III, president; Lucas Nunag, executive vice-president; Albert Banaag, vice-president for Luzon; Peter Tay, vice-president for Visayas; Harry Morris, vice-president for Mindanao; Orlando Ballesteros, secretary; Marisa Nallana, treasurer; and Bob Zozobrado, public relations officer.

The other trustees are Victor Martinez, Edgar Cases, Henry Oyao, Cindy Marie Verar and Regina Amador.

Serving as the voice of the tourism industry on matters of national interest, particularly those affecting the private sector, the TCP is composed of representatives of tourism enterprises all over the country, including former secretaries of tourism.  It is also responsible for developing a strong and an institutionalized partnership between the government, through the Department of Tourism, and the private sector.

The Board of Trustees has equal representations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in each of the following sectors:  accommodation enterprises, travel and tour services, land, air and sea tourist transport services, conventions and exhibitions services and suppliers, tourism estate development and management services, and other accredited tourism enterprises.

Owners and officers of tourism enterprises all over the country are encouraged to join the TCP and get involved, through established channels, in the formulation and development of strategies that will ensure sustainability of the tourism Industry.

Information on membership is available at the Secretariat through 09178909921 care of Ched Maglinte or through tourism.congress2014@gmail.com or tourismcongressmembership@gmail.com

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