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The President calls for 'international effort' to adapt to risks of climate change and encourages countries around the world to 'mainstream climate change adaptation with local, sectoral and national plans'

CHALLENGE. President Benigno Aquino III urges the development of the tourism industry while fighting climate change. File photo of Boracay by Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – To President Benigno Aquino III, tourism in the Philippines is a "low-lying fruit, " and is one of "the shortest and most efficient paths to inclusive growth."

As long as it it can be pursued in a sustainable manner.

"Our country has so many natural gifts. Such attractions, combined with our people’s natural kindness and hospitality, make our country an excellent tourism destination, " said Aquino.

He added, "The long-term viability of such programs, however, is tied to how we deal with the problem of climate change. It is true: We have some of the best beaches and dive spots in the world; sadly, these areas are also the ones most vulnerable to climate risk—whether in the form of loss of biodiversity or coastal erosion."

But Aquino also highlighted the need for a global effort to fight climate change.

"Taking on the challenge of climate change necessitates an international effort. We must come up with a more focused and more organized strategy to adapt to the risks it poses. This entails each country revisiting the way they approach every facet of governance to take into account how they affect the environment—from infrastructure, to agriculture, to energy, " he said.

Aware of the need to "start taking action now, " Aquino gave assurances the Philippines is doing its part to respond to the challenge of fueling sustainable tourism, and called for international movement on the issue.

"Our immediate response: To plan ahead and reduce the impact of the effects of climate change on our tourist destinations, amongst others. The government has included climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as disaster risk reduction and management, among the major considerations for future development, " he said.

"Our plan: To mainstream climate change adaptation with local, sectoral, and national plans—all of which will consequently guide the development of tourist destinations and tourism activities per locality. With the increasing risks of climate change, this is something we encourage other ASEAN-member countries, as well as countries around the world, to look into."

'Significant opportunity'

Tourism is a "significant opportunity" for Filipinos because of its instant impact on the economy, said Aquino, who cited that each international tourist visiting the country spends almost $1, 000 dollars or about P44, 000 during their visits – an amount that is growing even higher.

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2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing


2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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