During President Aquino’s tenure The Philippines welcomed gradual increases in every segment of tourism - from both foreign investment to group tours, as well as solo and family travelers.
In most countries, outgoing and incoming presidents do not always see eye to eye and that’s perfectly ok - but when it comes to promoting ones homeland there’s generally a level of civic pride that causes one to elevate their duty to meet the needs of the country. After all, it would be a crying shame if the slogan “It’s More Fun In The Philippines” went to the wayside after preparing the country for the next generation of travelers. The Philippines is poised for the upward trend and nally there’s a semblance of urgency to go with it. With the election merely days away, the fate of the next 6-years of tourism rests in the hands of the voters – who will hopefully select a candidate who’s goal it will be to continue putting The Philippines economy back on track, while bolstering the tourism numbers with new and fresh ways to draw a crowd. Angeles City/Clark and Olongapo/Subic alike are feening for it.
The Philippines, for all its good, has perhaps more drawing points for tourism than any other Southeast Asian country. English speaking, Christian nation, inexpensive to live and travel, the list goes on and on. Whereas foreign investment and ownership still has a ways to go, the likes of Bohol, Palawan, Boracay, Baguio, and soon....Clark, will require more of those in transit to occupy hotel rooms, rent cars, buy food, and go shopping.