The Philippine travel trade is mourning the passing of Alice M. San Juan, well-loved for her kindness and motherly care as much as for her passion for travelling.
Her impressive CV included stints at Philippine Airlines and Rajah Group, whose outbound division she helped grow as its executive vice president.
The former president of Philippine Travel Agencies Association and Women In Travel Manila left a legacy of being a mother, sister, friend and mentor rolled into one. San Juan was also known for putting the spotlight on issues rather than on her leadership, and brightening dark corners with her inspiring talks, zest for life and disarming smile.
Hospitality consultant Jerome de la Fuente recalled: “She’s very motherly, warm and friendly and knows what she’s talking about. She is very well-liked by her staff and by the travel trade.”