CAGAYAN DE ORO -The local government unit of Nabunturan takes pride as the Special awards for Best Tourism event under Festival category was bagged during the yearly congregation of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ATOP) under the Department of Tourism (DOT) Pearl Awards in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental last October 2-6, 2018.
ATOP-DOT is a yearly convention for tourism officers across the Philippines who come together and share the spirit of strengthening and promoting sustainable tourism in the country.
It also serves as a platform for best tourism practices all around the country to be given significance and distinction.
Thus, driving municipalities, cities, and provinces to strive hard in preserving and upholding the culture and traditions of their locality.
Ms. Leah M. Calamba of the Tourism Section represented the municipality during the weeklong activity.
She has also humbly accepted the plaque awarded to the submitted entry of 23rd Simballay Festival, which showcases the beauty and culture of the Mansaka tribe and the rich agri-industry of the municipality.
Further, the Province of Compostela Valley proudly garnered 2nd place as the Best Tourism Week Celebration that was successfully staged last year.