Sports Tourism Philippines

Kite boarding and windsurfing in Boracay, motorcrossing in Puerto Princesa, skydiving in Pampanga, hot-air ballooning in Clark, board sailing in Pagudpud, caving in Sagada, surfing in Siargao and La Union, wakeboarding in Camarines Sur, mountain climbing in Aurora, scuba diving in Palawan, whitewater rafting in Cagayan, canyoning in Cebu, volcano climbing in Albay – indeed, the Philippines is now recognized globally as a premiere sports tourism hub.

Leading the way are two sports which have been attracting top sporting talent and visitors

to the country — boxing and billiards. Boxing primarily because Manny Pacquiao is the greatest pound-pound fighter in the world today. And billiards because the Philippines hosts some of the biggest pool tournament in the world and Filipino players holds two of the top world pool championships

The country has an assortment of breathtaking islands with spectacular landscapes and magnificent terrain that are very favorable to sports, adventure and recreational activities. With its natural topography, extensive beaches, vast plains, majestic mountains and rolling hills; the Philippines has become a favorite spot for sports and recreation enthusiasts. It has evolved from an ordinary tropical tourist haven into an exciting international sports destination. Many foreign and local tourists now travel to diverse places in the country in order to experience first-hand the thrills of sports tourism.

Sports tourism has been recognized by the Philippine government and the local tourism industry as a channel for economic and tourism growth. The Department of Tourism (DoT) has acknowledged the power of sports tourism in boosting tourism traffic in the country. A booming industry, sports tourism has opened more doors for businesses and services and has generated opportunities for employment. The country has become a fantastic venue for major sporting events. As a center for sports, the Philippines is renowned for its excellence in the Big Four: boxing, billiards, chess and bowling.

Second to boxing, billiards is the best promoter of the country’s name. Known as the pool capital of the world” and “the Mecca of pool”, the Philippines has become a veritable

pilgrimage site for the world’s top pool players, acknowledging the fact that competition and training ain the Philippines are the best in the world.

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Croatia bans pissing in the sea

2005-05-17 07:43:16 by Homers_DOHnut

Croatian Fired for 'Nazi Tourism' Laws Mon May 16, 6:37 PM ET
ZAGREB, Croatia - A Croatian deputy minister who proposed prosecuting wearers of indecent swimwear and bathers who relieve themselves in the sea was fired on Monday, her boss said.
And other proposals to ban revealing swim suits, swimming while drunk and eating on the beach have also been canned, said Croatian Education and Sports Minister Dragan Primorac.
The regulation, dubbed "Nazi tourism" by a Zagreb newspaper on Sunday, had been signed by the minister and was due to come into force on Wednesday

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  • Avatar RICHARD L Beautifull spots of the philippines?
    Dec 01, 2007 by RICHARD L | Posted in Philippines
    • Bohol island (chocolate hills,tarsier sanctuary,floating restaurant in Loboc river,Hinagdanan cave,hanging bridge,etc.)Camiguin Island (hot and cold spring,Ardent spring,Sunken cemetery,etc)Cebu,Davao,Cagayan de Oro

  • Avatar Kheiy Can someone define traditional tourism and modern tourism?
    Oct 24, 2007 by Kheiy | Posted in Philippines

    What are the traditional perspective and modern perspective of Manila, Philippines?

    • Traditional tourism would refer to the sightseeing tours. they come and see the sights.

      modern tourism would refer to more activities than just sightseeing. eco-tourism would be one of them.