TOURISM HEROES. The Microtel Wyndham Pampanga team headed by Resident Manager Donna Ravina was recognized by the City Government of San Fernando as one of its tourism heroes under the quarantine facility category during the 4th edition of the Tourism Star Awards on September 27, 2021. (Contributed photo) THE City Government of San Fernando, through its City Tourism Office, recognized on Tuesday, September 28, Microtel Wyndham Pampanga as one of its “tourism heroes” that exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the city’s tourism industry forward amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The plaque of recognition was conferred via a virtual ceremony during the 4th edition of the Tourism Star Awards, which according to City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan, is part of the celebration of Tourism Week and World Tourism Day with the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth.” Microtel Wyndham Pampanga, located at the LausGroup Complex along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, is operated as a partnership with Wyndham Hotels and Laus Group of Companies. “Our heartfelt congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you for the high-quality service and commitment that you continue to provide for the city’s economic progress and well-being,” Pangilinan told the tourism heroes like Microtel Wyndham Pampanga, which served as a quarantine facility in support of local government efforts in addressing coronavirus crisis needs. For her part, Microtel Wyndham Pampanga Resident Manager Donna Ravina said they are similarly thankful for helping the government and serving kabalens. “We are very grateful you appreciated our efforts and commitment to serve our fellow kababayans and of course, the city of San Fernando. We are very fortunate to have your support especially during this time of the pandemic,” she said. “I would like to share this award to my Microtel Wyndham Pampanga team. This recognition will not be possible without them. Their efforts and sacrifices are truly commendable. They have served our gusts with and grateful hearts despite the high risk of Covid-19 and being away from their families. Many things change and will continue to change in the hospitality industry. As we try to survive we learn a lot as an individual and as a team. Despite the challenges we are thankful for the learning and the partners we met — our guests, people from Owwa, Office of Governor Dennis Pineda for the Balik Pinas, Balik Pampanga program, and the Bureau of Quarantine. And of course, to the Microtel and LausGroup family, thank you very much for the never ending support,” she added. Awardees of the Tourism Star will receive certificates and plaques, as well as disinfection kits for the quarantine and isolation facilities under the Covid-19 Heroes category. (JTD)   ©SUNSTAR PAMPANGA