NEWS & EVENTS
CTHI is now offering the Travel Management & Operations program (TMOS), a three-day intensive training course on becoming a professional travel agent. The course is accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and serves as partial fulfillment for accreditation with the DOT, as mandated by Republic Act 9593. For inquiries, please call 584-7343.
Together with the Canadian Embassy and the Asia Food Channel, CTHI participated in the special cooking demo event with Canadian rock & roll chef Chuck Hughes. CTHI showcased exciting flairtending performances with the live music of Razorback band and served "O, Canada" - a CTHI special mocktail concocted exclusively for the Canadian Embassy in Manila.
Why study for four years? This is a question the folks behind the Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute (CTHI) like to ask.
They are referring to students who spend four years in college, only to end up jobless. The CTHI counteroffer is job-oriented training for two years or less.
Samie Lim, CTHI president, admits there are already too many tourism schools in the country. “But there’s little genuine professional training,” he says. “Despite their four-year degrees, our graduates do not meet the personnel needs of resorts, hotels, restaurants, even cruise ships in the travel and tourism industry.”
CTHI recently conducted a sold-out Cocktail Mixing 101 series attended by more than 300 participants. During the 3-hour lifestyle course, the participants learned how to mix the world's most popular cocktails and design basic garnishes. They were likewise treated with bottomless cocktail samples and an exciting flairtending exhibition. CTHI will conduct another Cocktail Mixing 101 series from March to May 2012. For more info and slot reservations, please call 584-7343.
Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Christopher Thornley with CTHI-Manila President Samie Lim, CTC-Surrey President Kim Russell and CTC-Vancouver President Gwen Donaldson, inspecting the newly installed computer lab at the Mandaluyong Campus
Franchising guru and tourism stalwart Samie Lim said that Filipinos are expected to be the executives of choice and the Philippines to be training hub in the region for tourism in ten years.
Lim, president of Franchise Investment Holding Inc. (FIHI), told reporters in an interview at the inauguration of the Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute (CTHI) through a franchising agreement with the Canadian Tourism College. CTHI is the first international franchise of CTC.
CTHI recently conducted a successful seminar series for home stylists and home makers where they learned how to recreate the look and feel of a 5-star hotel bed in their own homes. Hotel suppliers and senior rooms division executives of leading hotel chains presented on selecting the right mattress, perfect bedding ensembles and pillows, as well as distinguishing the best fabric types and materials for maximum comfort. Proper care of mattresses and hotel-style bed-making were also discussed. For more information on CTHI's upcoming lifestyle courses, please call 584-7343.
Investing in education should be treated in the same manner as embarking on a new business venture. It is when personal gratification derived from the exercise is just one factor to consider. After all, doing things for the soul is a luxury that only the privileged can always afford. For the majority who look forward to earning a living from the training they get in school, an education in the hospitality industry is attractive because of current employment opportunities. However, the cost and length of education should be carefully weighed vis-a-vis income potential.
Union Jack Tavern, the only authentic British restaurant in the country contracted the Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute to conduct its highly-rated 2-day Advance Waiter Training Program to upgrade the skills of their key food and beverage servers covering topics such as 5-star customer service, upselling and managing customer complaints, among others. CTHI conducts a wide-range of tailor-fit training programs for restaurants and other food establishments, please contact 584-7343 for more information.
The Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute (CTHI) will be putting up two campuses in Boracay and Cebu by next year and 20 more branches in various tourist destinations in the country.
During yesterday’s launch of CTHI’s first campus, CTHI president Samie Lim said the aim was to put up a branch in key tourist spots in the country, starting with Boracay and Cebu.
The first campus, on the second floor of the Paragon Plaza in Mandaluyong City, would be a pilot campus, he said. Another company-owned campus would be put up, followed by 20 more that would be owned by franchisees.
The CTHI campus in Mandaluyong is a franchise of the Canadian Tourism College from Vancouver.
Mr. Julian Payne, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines President; Ms. Kim Russell, CTC Surrey Campus President; Ms. Gwen Donaldson, CTC Vancouver Campus President; His Excellency Christopher Thornley, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines; Mr. Jose Pardo, CTHI Chairman & Philippine Stock Exchange Chairman; Mr. Samie Lim, CTHI President; Mr. Domingo Ramon C. Enerio lll Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary
H.E. Christopher Thornley, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines
His Excellency Christopher Thornley, Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, cited the Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute (CTHI) as a truly Filipino-Canadian partnership that represents how Canada can really bring something to the Philippines that can help the country’s economic growth.
He added that he sees the entry of the Vancouver-based Canadian Tourism College to the Philippines as a huge potential for Filipinos to create wealth as they develop strong careers, jobs and livelihood in the tourism sector that can help them raise their families.
“CTHI has been in the industry for thirty (30) years, so they really represent some of the best that we have in Canada in terms of universities, colleges and private education institutions,” said Amb. Thornley.
A 3-hour coffee appreciation course entitled “Coffee 101: Know your Brew, Learn the Difference” was conducted at the Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute last July 9, 2011. The seminar was attended by coffee lovers, enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. The course covered the basics about the world’s favorite drink – from the history, sources, industry, to the different types, blends, processes, and equipments used. The participants were also treated to free-flowing coffee of different types. Coffee 101 is one of the many interesting and exciting lifestyle courses lined-up by CTHI for the rest of the year. For more information on upcoming courses, please contact 861-1061.
CTHI conducted its 3rd Advanced Waiter Training Seminar last June 12-13 with participants from Bubble Tea, Buon Giorno (Tagaytay), El Pollo Loco, Jelatto Restaurant (Naga City), House of Minis, Avengoza Catering, Jack and Jenn Catering and Chef Jimmy Culinary Services.
The seminar covered topics on improving customer service, increasing sales and profit, handling customer complaints and creating new and repeat business. The training is a professional development program specifically designed for captain waiters, senior servers, F&B managers, restaurant supervisors and new restaurant owners.
CTHI is now open to conducting exclusive in-house training for casual and fine dining restaurants. For package inquiries, please call 584-8867.
CTHI recently conducted a 2-day exclusive training for the food and beverage team of Via Mare Corporation - a frontrunner in the Philippine restaurant and catering industry. For more information on CTHI’s training packages for hotels and restaurants nationwide, please contact 861-1061.
CTHI recently conducted an intensive and highly interactive Hotel Sales Training Seminar participated by Cebu Parklane Hotel, Hotel del Rio (Iloilo), Subic Park Hotel, San Remigio Beach Resort (Cebu), New Horizon Hotel, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Technopark Hotel (Laguna) and U-Franchise Sales & Management Inc.
Following the success of its program launch, CTHI immediately conducted the 2nd Advanced Waiter Training Seminar with participants from Annabel’s Fine Dining, Lemuria Fine Dining, Galileo Enoteca, Mexicali, El Pollo Loco, Una Pizzeria, House of Minis and Gayuma ni Maria.
CTHI President Samie Lim signing partnership agreement with Amadeus General Manager Albert Villadolid. Standing from left to right: Miguel Tuason, CTHI VP for Academic Affairs; Phyllis Lim, CTHI VP for Finance and Admin; Corito Guevara, Amadeus Operations Manager; Nitnit Ojeda, Amadeus Cusotmer Support and Training Manager.
April 12, 2011
CTHI conducted its first Advanced Waiter Training for restaurant managers, supervisors, head waiters, F&B personnel and new restaurant owners last April. The intensive hands-on training was participated by renowned establishments such as Manila Hotel, Franchise 1 Hotel, Via Mare, Pepper Lunch, Oysterboy, Figaro Coffee, Wendy’s, Fruit Magic, La Scala Music Bar & Café, Mom & Tina’s Bakery and Segafredo Espresso.
December 11, 2010
I missed the launch of the Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute (CTHI) last Dec. 2 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Apologies to the organizers, but December’s slate is really packed full, short of crazy in fact, so like most other events I have missed, I had to rely on the video of the crew we sent over.
December 05, 2010
The Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute (CTHI), the country’s first international franchise of the Vancouver-based Canadian Tourism College, aims to transform the Philippines as the premier tourism and hospitality training center in Asia.
December 02, 2010
To formally introduce the Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute (CTHI) to the key tourism industry stakeholders in the Philippines, CTHI conducted a full-day seminar featuring the internationally-renowned marketing guru, Mr. Josiah Go. The seminar, 8 Pillars of Growth Strategy: A Profitability Seminar for Hotels, Restaurants and Other Tourism Enterprises, was held last December 2, 2010 at the Philippine International Convention Center.
October 20, 2010
A group of businessmen is pushing for the upliftment of standards on the country’s tourism and hospitality learning institutions to be able to produce quality graduates for the country’s booming tourism industry and for overseas jobs.