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by: Darlene Joy V. Acosta, PITO-La Union

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) headed by Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III through the Provincial Information and Tourism Office participated in a 5-day live in seminar on Advance Tourism Statistics Training Part 1 hosted by the Department of Tourism-Regional Office 1 (DOT-RO1) held on August 28 to September 1, 2017 at Java Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Participants were Tourism Officers and tourism statistics data gathering focal persons from the Local Government Units (LGUs) of the different municipalities/cities of the four provinces in Region 1 which include Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

The seminar aimed to retool and update the tourism focal persons on the system of basic tourism data gathering and data banking, as well as train them in carrying out various visitor surveys. The generation of these data is also included in the requirements for grading the Seal of Good Local Governance among LGUs.

Highlights of the seminar were Standard Basic and Advance Tourism Data Gathering and Visitor Survey on Tourist Attractions and Departure Points by Mr. Ramil S. Basuel and Ms. Milagros Y. Say of the Department of Tourism’s Office of Tourism Development Planning, Research and Information Management (DOT-OTDPRIM) and Dir. Martin S. Valera and Ms. Loryna C. Fonacier of the DOT-RO1.

The first 2 days of the workshop covered discussions on Basic Tourism Statistics for first time trainees and as a refresher topic for advance trainees. The remaining 3 days were spent for Advance Tourism Statistics Training and getting sample surveys on the different Accommodation Establishments, Tourist Attractions and Departure Points of Laoag City.

Governor Pacoy extended support to DOT for conducting trainings and programs such as this which will boost the realization of making La Union the Heart of Agri-tourism in Northern Luzon by 2025.

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