THE Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) will spearhead the very first Cebu Tourism & Hospitality Awards to recognize employees and establishments in Cebu’s growing tourism and hospitality industry.
The hospitality industry was one of the industries that were extremely vulnerable at the onset of the pandemic. Hospitality workers lost their jobs, and they were forced to move to other industries, and some of them even left the city for greener pastures due to the health crisis.
This award-giving body, composed of the key players in the Cebu hospitality industry, recognizes and boosts morale of outstanding workers who have remained strong in difficult times, those who never faltered and never surrendered, and those who demonstrated excellence in their respective areas of responsibility and contributed significantly to the property, community and nation as a whole.
“Cebu Tourism and Hospitality awards are given to leaders and associates in hotels, resorts, and restaurants, suppliers, and even in the academe who continue to thrive amid the ongoing worldwide pandemic,” HRRAC president and bai Hotel vice president for operations Alfred Reyes said in a statement. “They are the heroes who have shown remarkable commitment to the tourism and hospitality industry and offered genuine support to ease the huge stress caused by this crisis.”
The awards to be given are the following: individual awards in the Front-of-the-House Category, Back-of-the-House Category, Supervisor Category, Hotel & Resort Manager Category, and Hospitality/Tourism Instructor Category.
Special and institutional awards are also given such as the Business Excellence Award-Restaurant Category, Allied Company Category, Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Category, and the Responsible Tourism Awards. The set of jurors for this award is also promising as HRRAC invites tourism business key players and leaders.
Nominations are still open, so HRRAC urges the public to nominate a friend or a relative, or a tourism business who demonstrates these values. Nomination is open to all Department of Tourism-certified businesses, including members and non-members of HRRAC. Chosen winners will receive a plaque of recognition during the awards gala night.
Nomination forms for both regular and special awards can be downloaded through the link https://bit.ly/CTHANomForms. For more details, the public may email HRRAC via firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are open until Aug. 15, 2022.
The awards night is scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of this year. (CSL, PR)