Philippines gets new tourism secretary

NEWLY sworn-in Philippine president Benigno Aquino lll has picked Alberto Lim as Department of Tourism (DoT) secretary, replacing lawyer and former congressman Joseph Durano who held the post since 2005.

  02/07/2010 10:32

Sixty-year-old Lim brings with him 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. He was executive director of the 29-year-old Makati Business Club (MBC), an elite set of 800 chief executive officers and senior executives representing the country’s 450 most dynamic and high-yield companies.

“Tourism is a key avenue for increasing jobs in the country. We need someone who has proven competence in this field,” said Aquino.

A development frontrunner of famed destinations El Nido and Amanpulo, Lim was also top honcho of many travel and tourism outfits such as Tour Specialist, STATS Travel, Ten Knots, Nayong Pilipino and Civil Aeronautics Board.

(Sources: Arlene Foz, Manila, TTGAsia) 


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