Philippines: The Department of Tourism (DOT) urges stakeholders to protect tourism environment from global warming


BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Oct. 2 – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has started a nationwide campaign among the tourism stakeholders in the country against the affects of the global warming.


This was the message given by DoT Assistant Secretary Janet Lazatin during the opening of the 3,000 seater new Eco Villare Resort and Convention Center at Barangay Yapak

The convention center is the biggest in the resort island and is being managed by the Boracay Property Holdings, Incorporated.

Lazatin said that with the threat of global warming, tourism stakeholders must learn to preserve the ‘environment of tourism’ in order to ensure the sustainability of the tourism industry.

“The stakeholders could do a lot in protecting the environment by maintaining their own resorts, practice waste segregation and be concern and vigilant with the environment,” said Lazatin.

Lazatin said that stakeholders must learn to preserve the environment because Boracay has already achieved its goal of becoming a year-round tourist destination. Other tourism destinations in the country only enjoy tourist arrivals for six to nine months in a year.

“During the first three months of the year (January-March), Boracay welcomes tourists from Western and European countries; April-June, Boracay enjoys Filipino tourists; July-September the time of Koreans and October to December are mixed tourists composed of Filipinos, Koreans and Westerners,” Lazatin said. (PNA)


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