The Ka-Turismo creatives of Iloilo City Community College Bachelor of Science in Travel Management course conducted “an inter-school Virtual Tour Guiding Competition” last February 23, 2021 with a theme “Boosting Tourism in the New Normal” via zoom and was streamed live on Facebook. This activity aimed to showcase participants the knowledge, presentation Skills and Creativity in Promoting Iloilo Destinations through video presentation while observing minimum health protocols. Two of our amazing Theresians tour guides namely Mark Villanueva of BSHM-CLS 3-2 and Alexandria Ysabelle Tabligan of TM 2-1 joined the said competition, trained by their coach, Ms. Cherry Joy Sulit.
There were nine(9) participants from the different universities and colleges, each of them was given 2 destinations to deliver their spiels. Alexandra picked “Lin ay sang Iloilo” and “Fort San Pedro” while Mark picked “Iloilo Dinagyang” and Paraw Regatta”.
The competition was quite close, all of the contestants really did a great work, but we all know that in every competition, there’s always a set of winners. Saint Paul University of Iloilo ranked 3rd place, Alexandria Ysabelle Tabligan from St. Therese-MTC Colleges La Fiesta Site got 2nd place, and 1st place was awarded to the participant of West Visayas State University.