Asia-Pacific Nov 15, 2016
PHILIPPINES: Stakeholders in the tourism industry, transport sector, tour guides and other concerned sectors in the region will convene on Tuesday, November 15, in Zamboanga City for a seminar on “How to Handle Persons with Disabilities” in the tourism industry.
Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the activity is organized by the National Council on Disability Affairs in partnership with the Department of Tourism.
She said the activity is intended to promote the government’s National Tourism Development Plan and other equally important laws and mandate on disability among duty bearers and stakeholders in the tourism industry in order to attain the goals on Accessible Tourism for All.
She said the other participants include government tourism officials who spearhead the implementation of tourism programs in the region including the representatives of disabled people’s organizations in the region and the local media.