Govt secretaries visit to check tourism sustainability

Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

AklanThe Philippines tourism and environment secretaries were to visit this island Tuesday to meet the officials and community leaders amid continuing environmental concerns plaguing the popular island-resort.

Tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and Environment secretary Roy Cimatu were set to conduct an aerial inspection of the 1,032-hectare island. They were expected to be accompanied by provincial and municipal officials.

They will meet with government officials and business and civic leaders at the Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa late in the morning until early afternoon.

Expected to be discussed in the meeting are the two departments’ plans for the island. Among the key concerns are flooding, infrastructure development and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.

Tourist arrivals on the island last year reached another record-high of 2,001,974. This is 16 per cent higher than the 1,725,483 tourists recorded in 2016.

But residents and tourists have appealed for regulation of tourism and development activities amid the fragile environmental resources of the island.


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