Updated: April 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM
Gov’t working double time to boost Philippine tourism
By Aurea Calica
MANILA, Philippines – The government is working double time to improve the country’s infrastructure and offer cheaper rates to attract more tourists to come to the Philippines.
Speaking at a business forum Friday night, President Aquino said the country is “a market that is yet to be developed. For instance, there is a proposal that 78 areas in the country should be reserved for ecotourism sites.”
About 14 million tourists who visit Thailand every year, while 22 million to 24 million go to Malaysia, thus the need for the Philippines to catch up, Aquino pointed out.
“When we assumed office, there were only three million that visited the Philippines; therefore this is an experience that has yet to be experienced by more citizens of the world. Once the upgrades in the airports have been achieved, this will make travel easier,” Aquino explained.
The President has approved the upgrading of airports in Kalibo, Caticlan, Puerto Princesa, Laguindingan in Cagayan de Oro, Clark, among others to lessen travelers’ woes when visiting the country. Continue reading here
Here are a few resources for tourism Philippines.
Philippine Retirement Authority – http://www.pra.gov.ph/
Philippines Retirement – http://philippinesretirement.info/
RetiringPhilippines.org – http://retiringphilippines.org/
I Love Retirement in the Philippines – http://www.retireinphilippines.com/
Retirement in The Philippines – http://www.dumagueteinfo.com/
Clark, Subic Bay, Angels City, Pampanga:
Live and Retire in the Philippines – http://www.clarksubicmarketing.com/
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