The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies of the Philippines (NAITAS) and La Unica Events formally introduced recently the 16 official candidates of NAITAS Face of Tourism 2017 Pageant to the members of the press, sponsors, and VIPs at the press presentation at ICON Hotel on Timog Ave., Quezon City. The candidates were chosen from over 50 applicants from all over the country, after a series of preliminary pageant screenings held at Hotel 101 in Pasay City and was further shortlisted at the final screening held at the ICON Hotel.
The official candidates are: Sarah Hilado, 20 of Lipa City, Arriane Sandy Buenaflor, 18 of Bacoor City, Jenny Rose Llorin, 22 of Tayabas City, Giayzelle Ramos, 18 of Rosario, Batangas, Sarah Margarette Joson, 23 of Manila, Fey Jesus de la Peña, 19 of Bulakan, Bulacan, Hazel Ann Reyes, 20 of Valenzuela City, Charmaine Aller, 18 of Quezon City, Mewish de Castro, 19 of Oriental Mindoro, Alyssa Joren Reyes, 18 of Lemery Batangas, Coralyn Resurreccion, 20 of Sariaya, Quezon, Christine Marie Corrado, 21 of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, Kristine de la Peña, 25 of Candelaria, Quezon, Kayla Fajardo, 20 of Agoncillo, Batangas and Sarah Mae San Jose, 23 of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija.
“I am overwhelmed and very happy that we are able to come up with an outstanding line-up of candidates for this year’s Face of Tourism Search, and we would like to thank all those who made the press presentation a success, including the pageant handlers, members of the media, our valued corporate sponsors, members and officials of NAITAS and the entire production team,” says Roanne Refrea, Miss Tourism Philippines 2015 and over-all chairman of NAITAS Face of Tourism 2017 Pageant.
A hectic yet fun-filled activities await the official candidates, including a two-day and two-night stay at the Crown Jewel of the North, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, where each of the candidates can enjoy world-class resort service and amenities, a National Costume Competition, and on-site visit at the NAITAS Trade and Travel Show to be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The 2017 Face of Tourism will be chosen on April 9 at the SMX Convention Center as part of the culminating activity of NAITAS Trade and Travel Show. The lucky winner will receive almost P100,000 worth of prizes and will be the Philippines’ official representative to an international pageant to be held later this year.
The 2017 NAITAS Face of Tourism is presented by the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies in cooperation with La Unica Events Management, Co-Presented by HANNAH’s Beach Resort and Convention Center, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotion Board Philippines and sponsored by ICON Hotel Timog, the Official Residence, Hotel 101, preliminary screening venue.
It is sponsored by Icon Hotel (official residence), La Provence (official hair and make-up salon), Montage Skin Science (official skin clinic), Sutla, Dave Lee Haute Couture (official gown designer), Ganda Anore (official swimwear), Kara Zapatos (official shoes), Fabric Nations, L’Oreal Philippines, Apo View Hotel, Eurotel, Atrium Hotel, Hotel 101, Lucky 3 Tours, Artem Levy, and Joel Panlilio of 7 Studio.
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