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Crossroads: Ready, Set, Go: A showcase of future tourism leaders

On May 9th, 2024, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas hosted “Crossroads: Ready, Set, Go!”, an  event by 3rd-year Tourism Management students from batch 2025. Running from 9 AM to 10  PM, this event highlighted the talents and ambitions of future tourism professionals from  Metro Manila and CALABARZON. 

Morning Highlights: Skills Competition and Symposium 

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The day began with the Philippine National Anthem by the DLSU-D Chorale. The tourism skills  competition at the GMO Rooms showcased students’ practical expertise. Simultaneously, a  symposium featured inspiring talks from industry leaders. Mr. Paul Notorio’s opening remarks  set a motivational tone, followed by Mr. Aaron Dale Black, CEO of Zip Travel Philippines, who  spoke on “Why Mindset Matters and International Internship Opportunities for Tourism and  Hospitality Students and Graduates.” 

Afternoon Segment: InsighGul Talks and Quiz Bee for Tourism Skills 

In the afernoon, the focus was on “Mindset,” with notable speakers like Ms. Marites Castro,  Regional Director of the Department of Tourism-CALABARZON, who discussed “Tourism and  Hospitality: An Industry Pillar of the Philippines.” Ms. Kathrina Marigold Jusa, Managing  Director of Gustoavventura Philippines, explored “ForecasOng the Future: Emerging Trends in  MICE.” Additionally, a quiz bee tested students’ knowledge of the tourism industry, adding a  competitive and engaging element to the program. 

Evening Gala: Mr. and Ms. Tourism Student Philippines 2024 

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The evening featured the Mr. and Ms. Tourism Student Philippines 2024 pageant. Winners  included: 

  • Mr. Teen Tourism Advocate Philippines 2024: Mr. Nark Jiether Magno • Ms. Teen Tourism Advocate Philippines 2024: Ms. Angel Nicole SanOllan • Mr. Tourism Student Philippines 2024: Mr. Vince Lynel Oliveros 
  • Ms. Tourism Student Philippines 2024: Ms. Sunshine Rasonabe 

Special awards and ambassadorships were also given, showcasing participants’ diverse beauty  and talents.  

Special Performances and Closing Remarks 

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Artists Janine Teñoso and Sam Concepcion entertained the audience. The event concluded with  Mr. Jvan Jusfer Manansala’s remarks, celebrating the hard work and enthusiasm of everyone  involved. “Crossroads: Ready, Set, Go!” successfully celebrated the future of the tourism  industry, emphasizing the importance of mindset, knowledge, and skills.

Participating schools included AISAT College, Dasmariñas; Cavite State University-Main Campus;  City College of Tagaytay; De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Senior High School; NaOonal  University, Manila; St. Jude Parish School, Inc. of Trece MarOres City, Cavite; San Juan De Letran  – Calamba; Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Main Campus; and Emilio Aguinaldo  College, Cavite Campus.

This event was made possible by Corporate Event Management Class 2024. 

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