UP Tourism Management Society

UP Tourism Management Society
TMS Logo Original shortened.jpg
Established 1996
Recognized 1997
Type Academic Organization
Location 2/f UP Asian Institute of Tourism
Website http://tms-thetimes.blogspot.com



The legacy of UP TMS was founded by the THE CRUSADES, a circle of friends formed by Carl Trocio, Rommel Calimlim, and students from the university in 1995. After a while, Trocio and Marlon Castor decided to have the group recognized by the college and the university. The Tourism Management Society was finally born on February 9, 1996 and recognized in July 1997. Its early members composed of Mel Panganiban, Dennis Lopez, Jake Hizon, Richard Ronquillo, Mitzi Canafranca, Carly Macabuhay, and PJ Ferrer. Trocio became the first president from 1996 to mid-1997. He was followed by Castor (2nd semester 1997) and Hizon (1998).

Roster of presidents:

1996-1997 Carl Trocio
1997-1998 Carl Trocio (1st sem) & Marlon Castor (2nd sem)
1998-1999 Jake Hizon
1999-2000 Angeline Manzano
2000-2001 Angeline Manzano
2001-2002 Veron Vallejos
2002-2003 Gemille Manalili
2003-2004 Myrna Tecson
2004-2005 May Schenley Marasigan
2005-2006 Diana Jean Angelica Bambico
2006-2007 Eunice Reyes
2007-2008 Rolyn Joyce Cruz
2008-2009 Mark Alvin Arellano
2009-2010 Pershen Cruz
2010-2011 Louies Paolo Abellanosa
2011-2012 Arthur Jarold Rañola
2012-2013 Maxeene Pamela Remulla
2013-2014 Alethea Bravo
2014-2015 Margareth Dane Febrero
2015-2016 Noreen Camacho

UP TMS, since 1996, has endeavored in bringing service not only to its members in the fulfillment of its mission but also to the UP community starting with the Institute. Quiz shows such as Quiztion Please and "Artourista: The Ultimate Tourism, Arts, and Pop Culture Challenge" were conducted as forms of fund-raising to finance charity contributions to certain foundations.

In September 2000, the organization held for the first time the Business Trip in Holiday Inn Resort Clark Field. The Business Trip was to become the banner event of UP TMS until 2006. The primary goal of this activity was to expose students on hotel and restaurant operations. Entitled Business at Holiday, the 2000 Business Trip was attended by students from the Asian Institute of Tourism and the UP College of Home Economics.

Business Trips:

September 2000 Business at Holiday in the Holiday Inn Resort Clark Field
February 2001 Business at Holiday II in the same resort
September 2001 2 Days and 1 Night in Paradise in DJ Paradise Resort & Hotel, Bulacan
February 2002 Sabik sa Subic in Subic International Hotel, Zambales
September 2003 Enchan 2, The Magic Returns in Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna
Feb. & Mar. 2004 TOUR-IT: The Roadless Connection between Tourism and Information Technology
September 2005 Racket Attack! The 1st UP-AIT Badminton Tournament
March 2005 Tourism in the Eyes of the Youth Photography and Essay Competition in Quezon City

The organization had sponsored symposia, medical missions, UPCAT reviews, and quiz shows along the years. It had even offered a package to Enchanted Kingdom in one of its anniversaries in the early 2000s. UP TMS participates in the University Student Council's Alternative Learning Classroom Experience (ACLE) and the UP FAIR.

For it's 18th and 19th Anniversary, the organization held Indulgence 1 & 2 respectively which was a dessert buffet event free for students, faculty, and staff. This was one way to show gratitude especially to the AIT community for continued support and inspiration of the members and the org's events.

In 2010, the Constitution was revised to cope with the changing conditions of the organization. Its logo was likewise changed.

Vision and Mission


The University of the Philippines Tourism Management Society as a prime venue for the development of future leaders of the travel and tourism industry.


To serve as the training ground of its members in becoming leaders of the travel and tourism industry.


In the academic year 2009-2010, TMS tried to explore other areas of the travel and tourism industry. By the end of the first semester, it had successfully hosted an ACLE event of sports tourism in the form of a campus race. TMS, in this endeavor, collaborated with Kampo Uno, an organization which assists UP departments in their rappelling and survival CWTS.

The organization's academic service continued in the latter part of 2009-2010. It hosted a two-session seminar on research entitled THESIS IT. Dr. Miguela Mena, now AIT Dean, talked about the basics of quantitative research while Dr. Edieser Dela Santa was all about qualitative papers.

At the AIT Week of the Institute's Student Council, TMS was chosen to organize the council's quiz show, later called as AMAtour: Are You Smarter than a Tourism Major?. It was held in UP-Ayala Technohub's conference room.


Chief Executive: Alethea Bravo

Managing Director for Internal Affairs: Rielle Alcantara

Managing Director for External Affairs: Marjorie Quiaoit

Secretary: Donita Custodio

Comptroller: Isabela Olabre

Departmental Heads:

Human Resource Development: Azima Esmula

Finance & Marketing: Ghienel Gustilo

Academics & Research: Kyel Muñoz


Academics and Research Department:

Ira Keziah Co
Charmaigne Dalisay
Imee Charlee Delavin
Joyce Anne Obispo
Mimilanie Mabanta
Ian Bencio David
Jhanete Claire Co
Emmie Rose Rubin
Erika Tuazon

Marketing and Finance Department:

Arvin Antonsen
Jhona Shannen Bajar
Gretchen Callejo
Andrea Melissa Therese Carreon
Jennifer Go
Cheska Angelie Llamas
Jasper Ian Manalo
Michelle Claudine Manalac
Regene Andrea Palma
Arthur Jarold Ranola
Maxeene Remulla
Jennica Mae Reyes

Human Resource Department:

Rielle Alcantara
Charm Cadelina
JC Jan Cueto
Mary Justine Lomboy
Marj Quiaoit
Monica Sta. Ana
EJ Tecson


UP Tourism Management Society
g/f Asian Institute of Tourism, Diliman, Q.C.

UP TMS Facebook Group [1]

UP TMS Official YouTube account [2]