Tourism Organizations. International Organizations. World Tourism Organization (WTO) International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International Air Transport Association (IATA). World Tourism Organization. The WTO is the chief organization in tourism.
Before, it is called International Union of Official Travel Organization, (IUTO), a nongovernmental technical body set up at Hague, Netherlands in 1925 to promote tourism for the economic, social, and cultural advancement of all nations.
The rapid expansion of travel had created the need for a world body able to deal with tourism problems at the government level and this led to the transformation of IUTO into WTO.
The WTO works in cooperation with all international organizations, particularly United Nations, as well as with commercial and noncommercial bodies involved in tourism.
The WTO has created a number of regional commissions such as the Regional Commission for Tourism in Europe, the Regional Travel Commission for the Americans, African Travel Commission, and others. Technical commissions deals with specific problems such as travel barriers and travel development.
The General Assembly, which meets once every two years, is the supreme organ of the WTO.
The Executive Council, which meets at least twice a year, is composed of members elected by the Assembly for a four-year term based on a fair and equitable geographical distribution.
The primary aim of the WTO is to promote and develop tourism, to contribute to the economic development, international understanding, peace, prosperity, and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.
Seek the development of airways, airports, and air navigation facilities for international civil aviation
Its purpose is to develop, promote, and facilitate travel in the Pacific area (including Pakistan, the United States, and Canada).
It meets the needs of the tourism industry today and does not compromise the ability of this and future generations to conserve the environment.
Provide liaison among member governments, government agencies active in tourism development and promotion, travel and transportation industries, and organizations active in tourism and regional development
Carry out statistical and research work relating to travel trends and tourism development for the benefit of the members
The purpose of APEC is to establish coordination of national economics for the benefit of countries in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
APEC has ten (10) working groups including: Tourism, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Other groups include Human Resource Development, Marine Resources, Energy, Trade Promotion, Trade and Investment Data, Investment and Technology Transfer, and Fisheries.
The US Travel and Tourism Administration is the first country chair of the Tourism Working Group for APEC.
Headed by the Secretary of Tourism who is assisted by three (3) undersecretaries and one assistant secretary.
Head Executive Assistant
Daniel G. Corpuz
Undersecretary, Tourism Planning and Promotions
Maria Rica C. Bueno
Director, Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations
Atty. Maria Victoria V. Jasmin
Undersecretary, Tourism Regulation, Coordination & Resource Generation
Ma. Cynthia C. Lazo
Director, Domestic Tourism Promotions
Ma. Theresa I. Martinez
Undersecretary, Office of Special Concerns and Legislative Liaison Office
Shalimar Hofer TamanoDirector, Office of Special Concerns
RAMON R. JIMENEZ, JR.
Grace R. Yoro
Director, Office of Financial and Management Affairs
Atty. Eugene T. Kaw
Assistant Secretary and Chief of Staff
Ma. Corazon G. Jorda-Apo
Director, Office of Asia & the Pacific
Verna Esmeralda C. Buensuceso
Director, Office of Americas, Europe & the Middle East
Adriana M. Flor
OIC, Office of Administrative Affairs
Benito C. Bengzon, Jr.
Assistant Secretary, International Tourism Promotions
Evelyn A. Macayayong
OIC, Office of Marketing Communications
Assistant Secretary, Tourism Development Planning
Atty. Evelyn R. Cajigal
Director, Office of Legal Affairs
The Undersecretary for Tourism Promotions is responsible for the Bureau of Domestic Promotions, Bureau of International Tourism Promotions as well as the Office of Tourism Information.
The fifteen (15) regional offices of the DOT are responsible for the domestic tourism promotion, tourism marketing accreditation, tourism assistance, public relations, and coordination with local government units and tourism stockholders in the region.
There are five (5) attached agencies that help the DOT in the performance of its functions.
To extend all forms of assistance to private enterprise in understanding tourism projects.