Pampanga second district congresswoman and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was recently conferred the title of Senior Adviser and Chairman Emeritus of the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST), a Silang, Cavite-based academy.
Arroyo was accorded the prestigious title because of her strong support to sustainable tourism, and the promotion of Pampanga’s farm tourism, and culinary and cultural heritage.
Founded in 2010, ISST is a private non-stock and non-profit corporation dedicated to education and technical training of manpower to develop, promote and viably operate sustainable tourism in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It is dedicated to the upliftment of the lives of the people of communities with ecological resources that need to be preserved and can be sustainably used for tourism.
It offers intensive short-term courses designed for executives, entrepreneurs and the working class who seek to expand their tourism business, specialize or improve their knowledge on specific tourism disciplines.
It is described by National Geographic Traveler editor Costas Christ as “The first sustainable tourism school in the Asia-Pacific region educating a new generation of leaders.”
Photo courtesy of ISST