𝗕𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴.
As we still engage in the new normal, the Provincial Tourism Office conducted an online learning event entitled the Business Continuity and Resiliency Planning held last August 31, 2021, via Zoom.
Mr. Dennis Orlina, President and Philippine Representative of ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), shared his knowledge and expertise about business stability and building a resilient tourism workforce.
The Provincial Tourism Officer, Ms. Alice Pizarro, welcomed the resource speaker and participants with sentiments, high hopes, and gratitude. Ms. Alice mentioned some unfortunate events such as business closure and job losses that occurred during the onslaught of the pandemic. However, to give us inspiration, she reminded us that everyone should see the goodness of God and keep going on despite unprosperous situations.
"𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙩. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙣-𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚, 𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙨. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙜𝙤 𝙤𝙣, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙫𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨. 𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚, 𝙁𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙨, 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮.“ The Provincial Tourism Officer said.
During the webinar proper, Mr. Orlina stated that businesses should understand the now and embrace what's next. Everyone should accept that pandemic may still be here in the future, and we have to learn to live with it.
One of the webinar objectives is to encourage tourism establishments to withstand the current situation, identify other possible disruptions, plan for its prevention, and continue resiliency training of its workforce.
Business owners, hoteliers, and workforce from various tourism establishments participated in the online learning event.