The UP Asian Institute of Tourism conducted a series of Tourism Capacity Building seminars to local governments in the provinces of Quezon and Nueva Vizcaya. Headed by Dr. Reil Cruz, Director for the Division on Tourism Research and Extension Services DTRES), these seminars were conducted through the UPD OVCRD Extension Grant 2018-2019. The participants who attended were tourism designates and officers, as well as LGU elected officials.
Together with Dr. Cruz, Dr. Monina Buccat, DPA and Asst. Prof. Maria Carmela Ibañez, EnP comprised the team of resource speakers for the seminars. Tourism planning and development, tourism site development guidelines, and institutional strengthening for tourism were some of the topics discussed.