Philippines’ Department of Tourism Host Tourism Summit 2024 of Go Negosyo

Philippines – 27 May, 2024 – In order to discuss opportunities, emerging market trends, and cutting-edge approaches in the tourism sector, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Go Negosyo partnered once more on Monday, May 13, to host the Tourism Summit 2024. Approximately 200 key stakeholders, enablers, social media strategists, and business leaders from various industries were present.

Go Negosyo is an advocacy and entrepreneurship development organization based in the Philippines that seeks to use innovation and entrepreneurship to empower Filipinos, particularly those from underprivileged communities. Go Negosyo was established in 2005 by Joey Concepcion with the goal of promoting an entrepreneurial culture in the country and giving Filipinos the information, mentorship, and tools they need to launch and grow their own businesses. In general, Go Negosyo is essential to the establishment of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Philippines, encouraging millions of Filipinos to follow their aspirations and advance their nation’s economy.

Inaugurating this year’s Summit, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco presented the Inspiring Tourism Entrepreneur Awards to entrepreneurs in the hospitality and tour services, food and retail, sustainable ecotourism, and unique attractions sectors at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Paranaque City. Also in attendance were First Lady Louise Araneta Marcos, the guest of honor, and founder of the non-profit organization, Joey Concepcion. 

Accommodation and Tour Service Excellence

  1. Chanel Paris Hotel Corp. (Metro Manila), represented by its President Dianne Klarisse Goldsberg

  2. ProjectPH81 Tour Services (Davao Del Sur), represented by its Owner Jeffrey Bongar

  3. Bloc Campsite, Inc (Laguna), represented by its Founder, Chairman& CEO Philip Inno Purino

Food and Retail Excellence

  1. Ted’s Kitchen (Laguna), represented by its Owner Maria Angela Salonga-Datu

  2. Halo Halo de Iloko (La Union), represented by its Owner& Executive Chef Xavier Mercado 

Sustainable Ecotourism

  1. Jaya Secret Garden (Bukidnon), represented by its Owner Junah Bayag 

  2. Bukid Amara (Quezon), represented by its Chief Farmer& Owner Michael Caballes

Unique Attractions and Recreation Excellence

  1. Mata Technologies, Inc. (Cebu), represented by its CEO Erika Dell Sancho

  2. Rudwen Eco-park (Payag ni Rudwen) (Leyte), represented by its Manager Rogen Wenceslao

  3. Maka Forest Villa (Cavite), represented by its Owner& General Manager Ronnie Yumang 

Tourism Leadership Excellence

  1. Paz Alberto, President of ARK Travel Express Inc.  

In the meantime, social media influencers and producers of digital content received special distinction for their contributions to the promotion of the nation’s tourism, heritage, and cuisine. The session was watched this morning by stakeholders, prospective entrepreneurs, and students from a variety of schools in Metro Manila and CALABARZON.

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