The third-year students from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) under the Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management program, major in Travel Operations and Service Management, conducted a virtual conference on global culture and tourism geography on December 2, 2021, via Zoom.
The conference developed the students’ sense of understanding and responsiveness to cultural values, traditions and geographical features that exist beyond their own culture and country. It was part of the course Global Culture and Tourism Geography, which introduces students to the analysis of the different regions of the world as travel destinations, including the geographic features and significant cultural elements in relation to tourism and the hospitality industry.
Secretary Ricardo dos Santos Poletto from the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in the Philippines, Chargé d’affaires Mr. Mauricio Muñoz from the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in the Philippines, Secretary Joseph D’Oliveira from the Guyanese Honorary Consulate in Manila, Philippines and Deputy Ambassador Carmen Azurin from the Peruvian Honorary Consulate in Manila, Philippines graced the event and shared their expertise on how elements of a particular region contribute to the uniqueness of a place and is an important variable in geographic studies.
The virtual conference was attended by the third year BS Tourism Management students taking the course Global Culture and Tourism Geography.
Together with their course facilitator, Asst. Prof. Joreen T. Rocamora, Ph.D., the students from Class 3TOM1 who organized the conference with the South American Embassies and Consulates included Mr. Mark Terence V. Cruz, Ms. Alexandra Aerin G. David, Ms. Claire Dave Ellis D. Magos, Mr. Gian Marco R. Opena, Ms. Wenshielou Marie C. Tacang, and Ms. Janica Kyana O. Yee.