Montano vows to support Pampanga tourism

Montano vows to support Pampanga tourism

Friday, September 08, 2017

PAMPANGA. Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operation Officer Cesar Montano is joined by Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab, Board Member Tonton Torres and other local officials during the ‘Visit Pampanga Year 2018’ meeting held at Pradera Verde recently. (Contributed Photo)

LUBAO, Pampanga — The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has pledged to support the Pampanga Provincial Government in promoting its tourism industry.

This was gleaned during the meeting of TPB Chief Operation Officer Cesar Montano with the former President and now Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and Board Member Anthony Joseph Torres for the “Visit Pampanga Year 2018” held at Pradera Verde, this town, recently.

“Naniniwala ako na napakaganda ng Pampanga (I believe Pampanga is beautiful). There are so many things to offer, not to mention the food, syempre (of course),” Montano said.

The promotions board chief is also keen on pushing “film tourism” that will highlight the province’s people, events and places that are worthy to visit.

Montano said their agency can allocate a budget for filmmakers to create stories that will help promote the province and the country in general.

“Film tourism is the most powerful vehicle to promote our tourism. Isa tayo sa pinakamamagagaling na gumawa ng pelikula at napakarami nating kwento at napakarami nating magagandang lugar na talagang dapat i-share (We are one of the best movie makers and there are so many stories and places we can share),” he said.

Montano added that films have proven their effectiveness in tourism promotion as New Zealand, New York and other cities already benefitted from it.

Pampanga Mayor’s League President and Lubao Mayor Pineda-Cayabyab, for her part, expressed optimism in the plans of Montano and added that it will be a tool to entice tourists to visit and spend time in Pampanga. (PR)

Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on September 08, 2017.

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