The provincial government trained 53 local tourism stakeholders in Quezon, Palawan with the aim to further enhance the tourism services to increase economic activities in the locality.
The Provincial Tourism Promotions and Development Office (PTPDO), headed by the Provincial Tourism Officer Maribel Buñi in coordination with the Municipal Government of Quezon, facilitated the Tourism Awareness Seminar with Customer Service to hotel and resort managers, barangay officials, and representatives from government agencies on May 21-22, 2019.
The resource person lectured on child safe tourism and Progressive Accreditation System (PAS).
The PTPDO said that the training is aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants, and as well as the important contributions of tourism sector as major drivers of economic development in the province.
Recently, the PTPDO also held a travel and tour operations and management seminar in El Nido, Palawan in coordination with the Municipal Government of El Nido and Bacuit El Nido Travel and Tour Association, Inc. (BELTOA,Inc.).
The town of Quezon is famous for its archeological site known as Tabon caves. In 2018, the PTPDO recorded more than 15,800 tourist arrivals in Quezon.
Quezon town is considered as the country’s cradle of civilization since the place was once the home of the Homo Sapiens many thousand years ago. In 1962, the National Museum’s team of archeologists unearthed human fossils and ancient tools inside Tabon Cave and the human fossils, and was known as Tabon Man. In 1972, the national government declared the cave complex as Museum Reservation Site.
Quezon is 130 kms away from Puerto Princesa and can be reached after three hours of land travel via Puerto Princesa South Rd Junction – Napsan – Apurawan Road.