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Frasco is GTBA’s World Tourism Icon of the Year

December 2, 2023 Cristina Lee-Pisco 335 views

THE Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) on Friday conferred to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco the World Tourism Icon of the Year Award for her invaluable contribution to the recovery and continuous growth of the Philippine tourism industry.

The award was in recognition of Frasco’s exceptional leadership and her relentless efforts to showcase the best of the Philippines to the world.

“Fostering cultural exchange, sustainable tourism and economic growth, indeed you have validated the Philippine Tourism sector on the global stage by attracting visitors worldwide and has set a new standard for excellence in the global tourism landscape.

This plaque serves as a token of our deep appreciation for your extraordinary contributions in the tourism industry.

May it stand as a testament to the positive impact (you have made) and inspire future generations,” the organizers said.

Frasco underscored the pivotal role of the tourism industry,

“๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.

๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ.

๐˜๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ,” said the tourism chief.

“๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Ž๐˜›๐˜‰๐˜ˆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด,” the Tourism chief added.

Frasco also led the induction of the new set of officers of the GTBA, a non-profit national tourism organization founded in August 2018, spearheaded by Michelle Guerrero Taylan.

The organizationโ€™s mission is aimed at sustainable tourism growth.

With over 100 members, GTBA provides networking events and training and advocacy services to foster responsible tourism and holistic development in the Philippines’ travel and tourism sectors.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary Myra Paz Valderrosa Abubakar was cited as Outstanding Tourism Official of the Year while Regional Director Sharlene Zabala-Batin was recognized as Outstanding Tourism Officer of the Year.

The event drew guests from various embassies and local executives, including Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung, Thailand Ambassador Tull Traisorat, Israel Ambassador Ilan Fluss, Malaysia Ambassador Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino, Cambodia Ambassador Phan Peuv, Brunei Ambassador Megawati Manan, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Myanmar San Yu Kyaw, Minister of Taipei Economic and Cultural Exchange in the Philippines Teng-Shi Yang and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.

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