ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory VidanesABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes was named Media Personality of the Year by the SKAL International Tourism Personality Awards for her contribution in creating a positive impact on the tourism industry through excellent content on television, film and other platforms of ABS-CBN.
Vidanes was honored along with other business leaders at the SKAL International Tourism Awards held in Makati.
“Like all of you, I share and support your advocacy in promoting tourism through excellent content in television, film, print, digital and all our other platforms,” she said. “In ABS-CBN, the core of being in service of the Filipino people is to be trusted. In many ways, we share the same vision of SKAL International—to be a trusted voice in travel and tourism.”
The SKAL International Tourism Personality Awards honors individuals for their accomplishments that help boost the country’s tourism industry.
ABS-CBN brought viewers to Benguet for “Forevermore,” Puerto Princesa for “The Story of Us,” Batanes for “You’re My Boss” and Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro for “Forever and a Day,” among others, to serve as the backdrop to its hit love stories.
Vidanes said the ABS-CBN Regional group featured fiestas, connecting Filipinos to their home provinces and enticing tourists to join the celebrations.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. offers ecotourism packages that enable Filipinos to enjoy breathtaking views while supporting livelihood projects. The company also has a travel website, Choose Philippines, that provides information about Philippine travel and exploration.
“Through Choose Philippines and The Filipino Channel, we make global Filipinos proud of their country and want to come home. We excite people from other countries to discover and share our treasures. We want them to make our country and our countrymen part of their story and this story shared to the rest of the world,” Vidanes said. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)