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Philippines govt urged to boost local tourism

Philippines govt urged to boost local tourism
31 Mar 2014

A global real estate organisation has claimed that despite the best efforts of the Philippines government, more needs to be done if it is to realise its ambitious targets concerning the tourism industry.

In recent weeks, the government has pledged to invest huge sums of money into boost tourism, improving airports and committing to other such infrastructure projects.

But according to International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) president Flavio Gonzaga Nunes, these efforts are likely to fail unless the government reconsiders its current approach.

Speaking during a recent interview, he said that the government needs to do much more to attract investments in the tourism sector in order to ensure the higher demand could be met.

“Many firms are wondering about investment opportunities in tourism (here),” he remarked. “This is a factor of attraction for investors. We think there are a lot of opportunities in that sector.”

What’s more, he argued that the government ought to engage in road shows overseas in a bid to promote investment opportunities in the tourism sector, which it hopes will become an even bigger part of the local economy in the coming years.

“It must advertise and go abroad. The government should show opportunities for potential investors,” he said.

But from the viewpoint of a tourist, what is there to see and do in the Philippines? Well, the country is home to some absolutely stunning beaches, which are great if you’re looking to relax and unwind, leaving your everyday stresses behind you (if only for a few days!).

Alternatively, how about enjoying the beautiful reefs that can be found in the Philippines? This is actually the unofficial diving capital of Asia and if you do take advantage of the opportunity, you’re certain to come across some amazing sights that will make this a holiday never to be forgotten. ADNFCR-408-ID-801708024-ADNFCR

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