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What is the phillippine tourism industry?

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  • Yesh
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    1 decade ago
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    The Philippines, is an archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia with Manila as its capital city. The Philippine archipelago comprises 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Modern Philippines has many affinities with the Western world, derived mainly from the cultures of Spain, Latin America, and the United States.

    Official Links:

    http://www.philtourism.com/

    http://www.tourism.gov.ph/

    History

    Philippine tourism started to flourish in the 1970’s up to 1980's, but in the mid 1980’s, the growth of the Philippine tourism started to slow down. One of the major evidence of the slow growth is the average length of tourist stay of 8.9 days in 1988 down from 12.6 days. In 1987, this growth was slower compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Signs of a faster growth showed up in the early 1990’s. About 1.2 million tourists visited the Philippines in 1992, which was a record high in the number of tourist visits since 1989. The tourism growth of the year of 1992 gave the Department of Tourism a reason to forecast a positive outlook for the future years. In 2000, the Philippines' tourist arrivals totalled 2.2 million. In 2003 it totalled 2,838,000 it grows almost 29%, And it is expected to grow as much as 3.4 million in 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, the tourist arrival in the Philippines grew as much as 20% in same period last year.

    [edit] General information

    The Philippines comprises 7,107 islands grouped into three regions, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, covering a land area of 115,739 m². (299,764 km²). The capital city is Manila, and the time zone is GMT + 8 hours.

    [edit] Economic benefit

    Tourists plays an important role in the Philippine economy. In the year 2000, net tourism income in the Philippine totaled to 2.1 billion U.S. dollars. Most of the foreign tourists came from the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. There were also tourists coming from Taiwan, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and Singapore.

    [edit] Transportation

    The Philippines has different means of transportations. Jeepneys, taxis, and buses are on every main and sub thoroughfares that includes pedicabs and the thrifty tricycles that roam the city streets. MRT (Metro Rail Transit), and LRT (Light Rail Transit) are also accessible in the main commercial districts. Sea and air transport are the most popular means of transportation getting to other parts of the country. The Philippines have its airports and seaports situated throughout the country. The Philippine government is currently spending more to improve Philippine infrastructure to boost not only tourism, but also trade and commerce.

    [edit] Events

    The World Pyro Olympics is held in the Philippines every year starting from December 2005. Foreigners come to the country to support their own countries joining in the competition.

    The 2005 Southeast Asian Games was held in the country. The games attracted more tourists compared to the World Pyro Olympics because the Pyro Olympics was only held at night unlike the games which was held at day and night. The government took advantage of the games to show off the tourist spots around the country through the games’ advertisements.

    The beauty pageant Miss Earth is the 3rd largest beauty competition in the world[citation needed] and it is held in the Philippines every year. The competition is also used to advertise the beauty of the country around the world.

    There are a lot of festivals in every part of the Philippines and many of them are very worthwhile visiting. The following are the main festivals :

    * Procession of the Black Nazarene, January, Metro Manila. It's a large event with thousand of barefoot men parading through the streets carrying a life-sized, black wooden statue of Jesus of Nazarene. Pilgrims from all over the country attend, wanting to touch the statue in the hope of a miracle.

    * Ati-Atihan Festival, January, Panay. It is the wildest among Philippine fiestas and many consider it as the Mother of All festivals in the Philippine . Everyone paints their faces with black soot and wears bright, outlandish costumes as they dance for the last three days of this two week-long festival. Religious and non-religious folk alike observe this day of parades, dancing and music, there may even be beer to be had.

    * Sinulog festival January, Cebu City. The festival features a street parade with participants in bright-colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs. Smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate, and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a "Sinulog sa Kabataan", performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the grand parade.

    * Moriones Festival March-April, Marinduque. The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldie

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Greece has become more and more expensive. They said some prices would rise but I'm not sure it will affect tourism. That would be kind of stupied since so much depends on tourism. But I'm not sure politicians (from north to south, from east to west) can understand such simple things. Now, since it's been spoken about Germany, Portugal has its own crisis and it contracted a very high debt so that they (we) could lend money to Greece. I think it's fair. But if the Greeks don't really change their situation and if we get to be paid less because our politicians are lending money they don't really have, I don't think that will be a cause of great satisfaction. Apart from that, my heart is with Greece (where I have lived and visited several times too) and I hope the corrupts and speculators will all be jailed for life in dark, moist places, full of rats anc cockroaches.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Philippine Tourism Industry is an industry that mainly promotes tourism. This means that they try to encourage the growth of tourist in the Philippines by showing the "good sides" of the Philippine to other countries like the U.S. in advertisements, commercials, brochures, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Philippine Tourism Authority (Filipino: Pangasiwaang Pilipino sa Turismo), abbreviated as PTA, is an agency of the Philippine government under ...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Tourism_Authority

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