Invited for the first time to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Japan last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has shared the Philippines’ experience in rehabilitating the world-famous resort island of Boracay and other efforts to protect the environment.
“Using this model as the benchmark, the DOT, together with government partners, has prioritized and rationalized the enforcement of environmental and related laws in tourism destinations from northern to southern Philippines such as the Cordilleras, El Nido in Palawan, Bohol and Siargao,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who led the Philippine contingent in the meeting.
Puyat also met with Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Tourism and Transportation Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba to discuss possible collaborations geared toward the promotion of tourism.—JEROME ANING
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