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‘Ecotourism can promote local sites, but weigh costs, impact’


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 […]

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu to host UN eco-tourism confab


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.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Earth-friendly tourism come-ons to be pushed


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.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Los Baños: On the road to big business


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.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protect mountain barangays, Cebu City officials urged

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 […]

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »