Farm, faith-based tourism – The next best thing

Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

faith-based tourismPrevious week, the Department of Tourism or DOT has introduced its farm, faith-based tourism program as part of the plan of the agency to attract sector-specific foreign and domestic visitors.

“Farm tourism is not only about the farm produce but more importantly the experience in the farm,” Tourism Assistant Secretary Eden Josephine David explained while introducing two programs at Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

David stated that farm tourism targeted to display the best crops of the country, at the same time faith-based tourism arranged initiatives to attract visitors interested in the Philippines’ religious diversity.

“[Farm tourism is] the practice of attracting visitors and tourist to farm areas for production, educational and recreational purposes,” David said.

At the launch, the initial farm tour projects were disclosed for Davao City fruits, targeting on durian, pomelo, banana and cacao with the aid of local tourism and business groups
One of the packages divulged was the “City Chocolate Tour Overload” launched by Cacao Industry Development Association in Mindanao Inc. along with Visit Davao Consortium.

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