Will a tax incentive boost inclusive tourism in the Philippines?

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The Philippines’ oldest and largest commercial conglomerate, Ayala Corporation, has revealed its interest in inclusive tourism to tap into a tax incentive offered by the Philippines government. On the sidelines of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit in Manila yesterday, Ayala Corp Managing Director Paolo Borromeo told Business Mirror that his company would look into inclusive […]

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Philippines tourism development & how to avoid more Boracays

Advertise Here Prominent Filipino writer and economist Dr Bernardo M Villegas is encouraged by the preliminary draft of the next Philippines tourism development plan because of its intent to develop low-density, community-based, and nature-based tourism and to promote the use of green technologies. However, in this “Good Tourism” Insight, Dr Villegas urges authorities to look […]

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Conservationists “condemn” Philippines Tourism Sec’y for Coral World Park

Coral World Park and developments like it threaten vulnerable species, according to Philippines' conservationists. Image: Haribon

An alliance of local conservationists have condemned not only the proposed Coral World Park in Coron, Palawan but also Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for her public declaration of support for it. A statement from the Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources and PAMANA Ka Sa Pilipinas, a network of community-based marine protected […]

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Apo Island, Philippines to levy new fees on tourists

Sea turtle 'pawikan' off the shores of Apo Island. Source: Wikimedia / Jun V Lao

The famed dive destination of Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines, will levy new fees for tourists, according to the Philippine News Agency. The fees, agreed upon by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB), would include mooring fees for boats used by tourists; for diving, swimming, snorkeling and other activities. Jose Bryan Arranguez, Community […]

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Philippines’ real estate should back sustainable tourism: Teo

Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T Teo

Property developers and realtors should become advocates of a sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient tourism industry, according to Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T Teo speaking at a real estate industry awards event in Makati last week. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and […]

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