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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, November 8, 2019
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Barrier-free tourism seminar held


The Department of Tourism in Western Visayas, in collaboration with the Negros Occidental Tourism Division, conducted a barrier-free tourism seminar for tourism frontline service providers yesterday in Bacolod City.

Cristine Mansinares, provincial supervising tourism operations officer, said the activity, that is part of the Tourism Industry Skills Program, aims to encourage inclusivity and accessibility for persons with disabilities.

“The discussions focused on upgrading the skills of our frontliners and our partners in the tourism industry by eliminating barriers, and also promote good business,” she added.

Forty-two participants representing local government units and Department of Tourism-accredited establishments completed the training-workshop, she said.

The resource persons were Rizalino Sanchez, chief of Information, Education and Communication Division of the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), Eunice Marie Factor, disability equality training facilitator of NCDA, Sarah Alcachupas of the Bacolod City SPED Center, and Rhea Lizada of Bacolod National High School.*


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