Tourism Exposed

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How are you all doing?

I apologize for not being so active on my blog for the past few months. I had a very short summer vacation which I chose to spent with my family. Also, I got back to school last May and I was really busy since all my classes are fast-paced ’cause I’d be having my hotel immersion maybe on late July.

March 18, 2013

“Tourism Exposed is an event that gives opportunity for future hoteliers and restaurateurs to showcase their talents, skills and creativity in culinary arts, hospitality management and travel and tourism industry. It is a bi-annual activity where students of the travel and tourism track organize, manage and promote an event featuring various tourist spots – local and overseas. It started in the year 2005. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde conceptualized this event. It started out with the theme of Philippine Regions then Philippine Festivals. Then it featured Asia Pacific Destinations, Europe, The Americas, and top destinations in the world among others. It has featured a lot of tourism themes and trends already.

Now that it’s already the 21st Tourism Exposed, they came up with an early exposure for students into the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Expositions (MICE) market. M.I.C.E. is a type of tourism in which large groups, usually planned well in advance, are brought together for some particular purpose. Again, this activity has no parallel in other hotel schools. Participants in this event would be coming from the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management.”

(Source: De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s site)

Setting up or booth was quite a lot of work, since we have to maximize all the spaces allotted for our booth. Also, we are only given a day to set up, so everything should be prepared before that day so that the work would be easier.

Japan was the country assigned to us. In our booth, we showed different MICE destinations and trademarks that can be found in Japan. We even wore kimonos and geta, and offered ramen, sushi and maki to the judges and guests who visited our booth. We also used classic Japanese design shoji screen, tatami mats and wagasa (traditional Japanese umbrella) to give a distinct Japanese mood.

Here are some of the other booths…

Photos by:
Floren Cabales
Mr. Victor Vibal