3-Day Basic Tour Guiding brought by the Cagayan Tourism Office.

Friday, March 10, 2023

The Cagayan Tourism Office headed by En.P. Jenifer Junio-Baquiran conducted a 3-day Community-Based Tourism Awareness and Appreciation, and Basic Tour Guiding Seminar for Community Tour Guides as requested by the Local Government Unit of Santa Praxedes last March 3, 2023, at the Portabaga Falls Park and Resort, Santa Praxedes, Cagayan.

The training was participated by the Hon. Esterlina Aguinaldo, Mayor of Santa Praxedes, Cagayan Tourism Office Staff: Ms. Sally Vitug, Ms. Shayne Beltran, Ms. Rodalynn Birung, and Mr. Norway Saludares.

Together with the above-mentioned, Mr. Geo Patrick Buenavista, Municipal Tourism Officer of Santa Praxedes, Ms. Leila Blancaflor, Supervising Tourism Operations Officer – Department of Tourism – Region II, Mr. Laurence Baloaloa, President of the Fisherfolks Association, and the Local Government Unit and 20 trained tour guides of Santa Praxedes took part in the training activities.

The Rural Improvement Club, Weavers Association, Sangguniang Kabataan and volunteers, gamet gatherers, and restaurant owners completed the entire group of tourism stakeholders.

The 20 trained tour guides underwent the Return Demonstration or Mock Tour at the different identified tourist attractions under the Culture Circuit of Santa Praxedes. The circuit comprised the boundary view deck (tan-awan view deck), Sarakat plantation, Nanaplaan view deck, Santa Praxedes Negosyo Center (where the participants witnessed the actual weaving of sarakat bags), gamet factory, Municipal Hall, and the Portabaga Falls.

The trained tour guides received their certificate of participation from the Cagayan Tourism Office, where some also received special awards for their achievements during the said training. Likewise, the association of tour guides of Santa Praxedes was organized under the supervision of the LGU Santa Praxedes and Cagayan Tourism Office.

Hon. Mayor Esterlina Aguinaldo, whose presence and support are acknowledged all throughout the training, expressed her gratitude for the endless support and service given by the Provincial Government of Cagayan led by the Honorable Governor Manuel Mamba, and Cagayan Tourism Office headed by En.P. Jenifer Junio-Baquiran.

This training served as a preparation for the participants to be the front liners of tourism activities, especially in the promotion of the different tourist attractions in the municipality.

Source: LGU Santa Praxedes – Municipal Information Office

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Written by: Edzeline Bangayan