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Impact of Philippine Tourism towards its National Development

Posted by on Sep 11th, 2009
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Question

Asyed : what is the impact of Philippine tourism,towards it national development?

Answer

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Ryan: That’s a very tough question Asyed. I would love to answer it but I do not think that there will be enough space for that here. For sure- proper, sustainable and environmentally tourism has greatly benefited a lot of Filipinos by creating more jobs, bringing in the needed tourism dollars and of course creating a more positive image for the country as well. Small compared to its other Southeast Asian counterparts- tourism heavyweights like Thailand and Hong Kong; the Philippines however is inching up the tourism ladder as more and more people take a second look at traveling to these islands. Recently, the Philippines was named as a most admired destination by Asia Pacific tourists, and its dive spots consistently rank amongst the top 3 in the world which consists of the Maldives and Palau. It is expected that in the next 5-10 years as more and more infrastructure and targeted tourism promotion are put in place, the Philippine will come out as one of the strongest tourist destination in Asia. For more information, you may want to contact the Philippine Department of Tourism through its website or if you are outside the Philippines and near an embassy, you may want to contact the Tourism Attache in your area for more detailed explanation and information.

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2 Responses to “Impact of Philippine Tourism towards its National Development”

  1. Ryan: I like your answer to Asyed. Let me add that the Marinduque provincial government is promoting the province as the ECO tourism capital of the Philippines with several projects on the way. I wrote a short article on this subject at huliq.com dated July 22, 2009. Asyed and your other readers might be interested on the several ecotourism projects in MRD. For details visit the government blog, marinduquegov.blogspot.com

    • Ryan says:

      Hi David,

      Thanks! Change is happening but we have to continue to educate communities to be more environmentally responsible. It is imperative that environmental education be deeply inculcated in the national mindset – millions of lives depend on it. I am glad that Marinduque is also active in promoting it and putting programs in place and I hope too that soon enough, every community in the Philippines put sustainable tourism and environmentalism at the forefront of grassroots development.

      Cheers,

      Ryan

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