The Board of Directors of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Marie Venus Q.Tan as its Vice Chairman and concurrently, the Chief Operating Officer of the TPB.
Prior to her assumption of office at the TPB, Tan was the Director of the Department of Tourism in the Cordillera Administrative Region for 3 years. In that capacity, she spearheaded several urban rehabilitation tourism initiatives, including her brainchild campaign and the Village Innovation Community Enhancement Project, among others.
She is known for her dedication to the cause of sustainable tourism, as attested by her affiliation with notable local and international organizations dedicated to socio-civic causes. COO Tan is a member of the Steering Committee of the United Nations Mountain Partnership in Slow Food International, Chair of the Asia Pacific Government Cluster and the focal person in the Philippines for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2017. She is Vice President of the Cordillera Association of Regional Executives, the founding Chair of the non-governmental organization Inspirational Women of the Cordilleras, the International Organization Women in Travel, and Asia Travel Marketing Association.