Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands

DOT Region 2 and PLGU Nueva Vizcaya Acknowledge Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco at North Luzon Travel Expo

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2 and the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya had the honor of meeting Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco during the opening of the North Luzon Travel Expo on November 25, 2023 at CAP Convention Center, Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The encounter served as an opportunity for key stakeholders to discuss and celebrate the progress of tourism initiatives in the region. 

Chairperson of the Cagayan Valley Regional Tourism Council (CVRTC), Ruth Padilla, expressed gratitude to Secretary Frasco for the visionary Tourism Champions Challenge. Under this initiative, the Paragliding Project of Ambaguio has achieved remarkable recognition by securing a coveted spot among the Top 15 finalists. 


The Tourism Champions Challenge, an exemplary project by the DOT, has not only spotlighted exceptional tourism endeavors but has also provided a platform for projects like the Paragliding Project of Ambaguio to shine on a national scale. Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco commended the dedication and innovation demonstrated by the finalists, emphasizing the crucial role of such projects in driving sustainable tourism and showcasing the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Philippines. 

The collaborative efforts of DOT Region 2, PLGU Nueva Vizcaya, and the Tourism Champions Challenge underscore the commitment to fostering growth and development in the tourism sector. As the Paragliding Project of Ambaguio advances to the final stages, it symbolizes the potential for North Luzon to become a hub for adventure and sustainable tourism.#

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