As a way to enrich its tourism offer and provide better services, the Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) launched a plan to upskill the sector staff in the home to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. 


The Philippine Tourism Human Capital Development Plan (PTHCD) for 2021-2025 was launched with the objective of developing first-class tourism professionals “to ensure the steady supply of trained manpower and to address challenges facing tourism human capital development”, pointed out the press document. 


According to the DOT Secretary, Romulo-Puyat, the plan aims “to develop competent, world-class Filipino tourism professionals through a harmonised education system and strong tourism industry linkages and collaboration. Together, these factors will lead us toward attaining sustainable and inclusive national socio-economic development”.