In a festive event held at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center in Koronadal City last Friday, July 18, 2014, the Department of Tourism -12 headed by Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera launched the 12th Paradise Tour Packages, an array of tour packages to attract tourists to the region's identified destinations.
The launching was attended by different tourism stakeholders in SOCCSKSARGEN including LGU officials, tour operators, bloggers and members of the media.
RD Dillera said the launching of the 12th Paradise Tour Packages is in line with the Department of Tourism's Visit Philippines 2015 campaign as well as the upcoming APEC Ministerial Meetings and Leaders’ Summit which is also happening next year and to market the various destinations in SOCCSKSARGEN region.
Also present during the launching was Regional Tourism Council chairperson and first lady of Sarangani Province Michelle Solon who described the region as the "next big thing" in tourism.
Different tour operators from all over the region were also recognized during the event and a new set of tour guides were introduced.
|"They will help in promoting and selling our products", Director Dillera said, referring to tour operators.|