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Puerto Princesa to host Sports Tourism Forum PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 August 2006

To encourage and stimulate sports tourism development in the country, Selrahco Management Services in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, City Government of Puerto Princesa and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will hold a Sports Tourism Forum on September 19, 2006 at Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Assistant Secretary Cynthia Carrion for Sports and Wellness Tourism of Department of Tourism will be the Keynote Speaker, while Comm. Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala of Philippine Basketball Association will also be among of the speakers for the event.

Other invited speakers who will discuss topics relevant to sports tourism and marketing are Mayor Edward Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa who will speak on Preparation of Puerto Princesa for Sports Tourism; Felix Cruz, vice president of Philippine Airlines Marketing Support who will present a Case Study: PAL Inter-Sports & Inter-Club Tournament and Ms. Princess Galura, IMG Managing Director who will speak on The Badminton Boom on the Philippines.
The forum is a must for event organizers, hotels, resorts, tourism councils, sports commissions, schools, sports facilities, event sponsors, sports clubs, malls, sports associations, media organizations and tour operators to attend and be aware the development of sports tourism.
The seminar also aims to prepare participants for active sports tourism programs, marketing sports events, case studies of successful sports tournaments and will give them insights on the staging of the national and international sports events in the Philippines.

In recent years, Puerto Princesa has successfully hosted both local and international sporting events in the past, most prominent of which are: the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia- Philippines - East ASEAN Growth Area) Games in 2003, the National Youth and Women's Amateur Boxing Championship, the MIMAROPA (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan) Regional Athletic Association Games, the International Invitational Sepak Takraw Championships and the best-ever attended motorsports event in Philippine sports history, the FIM-UAM Asia Pacific Motocross Championships; 2006 3rd Motocross Masters of Asia and Round 2 of the FIM-UAM Asia Pacific Motocross Championship last March 2006. 

Registration fee is at P500. Limited spaces are available and registration is still ongoing. 
Those who wish to participate may contact Ms. Daisy Adatu at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum at (63 48) 4334297 / Fax (63 48) 424-7080 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact (0922) 8262128

by Clai Hortelano, Selrahco Management Services 

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