By Marian Z. Codilla
Local government units were challenged to develop tourism packages that are environmentally sustainable and at the same time economically viable for local communities. Eco-tourism can contribute to labor employment and the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) said Assistant Regional Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic Development Authority – Central Visayas (Neda-7). “There is big [...]
By Aileen Garcia-Yap
About 400 delegates from 150 member countries and 400 affiliate organizations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will visit Cebu for the 5th World Eco-Tourism Conference this November.
By DJ Yap
Imagine a bird-watching expedition to Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental. The highlight of the trip: a rare opportunity to see the Philippine eagle in the wild.
By Maricar Cinco
Officials from the local government and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have laid down plans that will transform this academic town into a bustling economic zone.
CEBU City officials should first prioritize the protection of five mountain barangays that are being eyed for eco-tourism before allowing any investments there, an ecology group said yesterday. George Chu of the Cebu Biodiversity Conversation Foundation said they were surprised that city officials were more focused on finding potential eco-tourism sites for an enterprise rather [...]
Waterfalls, caves, pocket forests, mountain trails – Cebu City has them all in the mountain barangays.
By TJ Burgonio
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje is looking into reports that a hill inside a beach-front property titled to the Ati tribe in Boracay was being leveled by the other claimants.
TAGUM CITY—The city government pushed its eco-tourism program a notch higher by formally opening the Tancuan-Nabintad river system cruise on Friday last week. The river system, which traverses the villages of Bincungan, Liboganon, Busaon and Madaum, hosts a large mangrove area. Mayor Rey Uy said the river cruise was not only aimed at educating locals [...]
By Doris C. Bongcac
Tour operators and mountaineering groups want caves in Cebu City identified for preservation and eco-tourism. Michael Alfon, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Guides (CATO), said that his group was expanding their activities to eco-tourism. Local tours include trips to a cave in Kalunasan and another in Guadalupe, where a replica of the image [...]
Eco-tourism can bring in more tourists and improve the quality of life in rural communities but it has to be planned to avoid disrupting local cultures and the environment, according to Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., president of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). Kalaw urged tourism planners from 17 Asian countries participating in a [...]