Philippines highlight “regenerative tourism”

 Thursday, April 28, 2022 


On Tuesday, the Department of Tourism mentioned that it is all set to promote “regenerative tourism”. It showcases the way travel destinations have developed in regard to sustainability.

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Tourism Secretary, said that the government of Philippines has targeted to protect tourist attractions by safeguarding the environment, referring to the 6-month closure of Boracay in 2018 for rehabilitation.

To quote Puyat, “We want a tourist destination to be even better than it was before nga iyong mas maganda pa, iyong hindi nasisira at makikinabang iyong kalikasan. Kaya talaga we received a lot of awards from all over the world because talagang they were very impressed that we closed our top tourist destination because we wanted… iyong regenerative tourism nga, we want sustainable tourism.”

Conservationists from the Rizal province-based Masungi Georeserve defined regenerative tourism as designing experiences around sustainability.

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