Canada gives $7.1 million to boost PH tourism industry competitiveness

The Philippine Information Agency (via InterAksyon.com) reports that "the Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to receive a $7.1-million technical assistance grant from Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to help boost the competitiveness of the tourism industry. The funds will administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."

The Philippine Information Agency (via InterAksyon.com) reports that "the Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to receive a $7.1-million technical assistance grant from Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to help boost the competitiveness of the tourism industry. The funds will administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."

 

The report noted: "The memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the ADB-CIDA Technical Assistance on Improving Competitiveness in Tourism was signed last week in a ceremony held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila."

 

The report also added: "Among the projects proposed under the grant are skills training programs for the private sector, local government units, civil society, and DOT agencies. Also included is the pilot implementation of the new system of accreditation and the development of standards for service quality. The technical assistance will be piloted in Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, and Davao."

 

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