JobsDB head sees the boost in tourism industry to continue in the next years

September 5, 2013 9:24 am 

MANILA, Sept. 4 -– Phillippines General Manager Sheryll Tiburcio on Wednesday said she is sure that the growth in the tourism industry will persist in the coming years.

Tiburcio made the statement during PHILCOA’s ‘Trabaho sa Turismo’ which was held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.

The jobsDB head said the government and the private investments in the tourism industry has in fact made the surge of tourism industry, which gave way to more tourism jobs.

She noted that looking at their online job search portal is enough proof that the tourism industry is growing, considering that it has been one of the top industries that provide jobs to Filipinos.

“Our data at jobsDB tell us that every day, about 10,000 jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry are available at any given time,” she said.

Tiburcio added that more than 100,000 jobseekers are actively pursuing these kinds of jobs, not to mention that 50 percent or 50,000 of the jobseekers are fresh graduates.

“The numbers are significant in that, it tells us that there is a growing number of young Filipinos who are keen on being at the frontline of the ever growing tourism industry,” she explained.

Tiburcio added that aside from the fact that Philippines can offer the great tourists destinations, she stressed that the warm hospitality shown by a Filipinos to guests is really what makes the country a tourist-magnet.

She also pointed out that the boost in the tourism industry would also convince Filipinos to stay in the country, where they could have job opportunities in hotels, casinos and resorts.

DOT accreditation division officer-in-charge Maria Corazon Guerrero on the other hand said that the DOT is already working in improving the standards of the country’s tourism professional services to be able to attract more tourists.

She explained that although the Philippines’ tourism industry is really showing growth in terms of numbers, she stressed that what is more important is the ‘quality’ of the tourists’ stay in the country. (PNA)



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