From 'cespool,' to darling of the world for sustainable tourism
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The world-famous Boracay Island is set to welcome back thousands of tourists once again after its six-month rehabilitation, making it as the country's “pilot model” for sustainable tourism. Tourism Secretary Bernadette RomuloPuyat said that the island paradise was no longer a “cesspool,” as previously described by President Duterte, but is now a sustainable tourism spot that would be emulated worldwide. "The greatest outcome of this reopening, aside from the additional influx of foreign tourists and revenue, would be the transformation of Boracay from a 'cesspool' to a model of sustainable tourism; not only in the country but in the world," the tourism chief told the Manila Bulletin.
De Vera, A. (2018, October 21). From 'cespool,' to darling of the world for sustainable tourism. Manila Bulletin, p. 6.
Tourism; Environmental restoration; Ecotourism; Environmental protection; Boracay Interagency Task Force; Department of Tourism (DOT); Boracay Interagency Task Force; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Cimatu, Roy; Puyat, Bernadette Romulo; Duterte, Rodrigo
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