Bauang Local Government Unit (LGU) hosted the 2–day seminar of Provincial Tourism Office in coordination with Department of Tourism (DOT) Region I on May 29-30, 2019 at Bauang Farmers’ Hall, Bauang, La Union.
The seminar on Tourism Awareness and Capability Building for the Province of La Union aimed to educate and train host communities of major attraction sites in the province to take advantage of tourism as an engine of local economic and community development while ensuring environmental sustainability.
It consisted of lectures and practical activities designed to educate and train host communities of major tourist attraction sites in La Union to take advantage of tourism as an engine of local economic and community development while maintaining environmental sustainability. It will also promote tourism awareness not only among tourism officers but also to the barangay level and other tourism stakeholders.
Bauang and Naguilian delegates of Central Eastern Circuit attended the seminar. Representatives from fruit basket farm, Sts. Peter & Paul Church representative, barangay captains of grape farms – Urayong, Bagbag, Santiago and Payocpoc Sur, barangay captain of Palugsi-Limmansangan where Mt. Kabugbugan is located and barangay captains of Parian Oeste and Pudoc where Bauang Bakawan Eco-Tourism Park is found and the Bauang Tourism Office staff attended the seminar.
Naguilian representatives included those from Sangbay Falls, basi production, silver craft, transport industry, citrus farms, RN Farm and their tourism officer.
Speakers in the seminar were DOT’s Bon Pugal were Sustainable Tourism Quality of Effective and Excellent Service, Basic Tour Guiding, Training Needs Analysis. Yani Yabat discussed tourism trends, tourism administration and organization, tourism products and services, tourism promotions and marketing, the value of tourism. Adamor L. Dagang, Provincial Information Officer, PGLU tackled the tourism destinations and attractions in La Union.
Participants had role playing on efficient customer service and had a quiz to test the knowledge they acquired.
This seminar is the second batch of training’s conducted by PGLU. The first batch was with the City of San Fernando and San Juan.