Session 2 – The Tourism Resource


The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Sustainable tourism has a built-in economic incentive to preserve and protect the natural environment and unique cultural heritage, and builds understanding and relationships across borders. In addition to a revenue multiplier effect at destinations, tourism is an “eye-opener” and an “entry point” for trade and investment in other fields. Tourism is particularly important for developing economies and holds great potential for the Philippines.