BACOLOD City top Councilor Ricardo Tan was grateful for the recognition he received from Skal International-Makati as one of the awardees of the 27th Tourism Personality Awards held Thursday at the New World Makati Hotel.
Tan said he never expected that their family project, the Campuestohan Highland Resort, a top tourist destination in Negros Occidental and Western Visayas, will merit the recognition of the stalwarts in the tourism and travel industry.
“We, from the Campuestohan Highland Resort, thank you for bestowing on us this unexpected yet very prestigious award. Most especially, I would like to greet the chairman of Skal Robert Lim Joseph Jr. and president Jaime Bautista. We are also happy to meet our fellow awardees,” the councilor said.
He added: “Never in my highest aspiration had I ever dreamed of seeing myself standing before the people whose footprints in the tourism industry are far bigger to fill even by our own King Kong.”
“This award is not just an inspiration for Campuestohan Highland Resort, but will also serve as a challenge to further satisfy the needs and wants of our clients,” he further said.