ALT-CFT Industry Outlook:
GEOTOURISM: AN INNOVATIVE FORM OF TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES
October 2016, Volume 2, Issue 4
Richard S. Aquino
Geotourism or the ‘tourism of geology and landscape’ is an emerging form and sustainable approach to developing tourism. The Philippines is an archipelagic country that is rich in geological resources and heritage. Currently, the country recognizes and conserves unique geosites by declaring them as National Geological Monuments. However, despite these initiatives, geotourism has seen limited adoption in the Philippines. This industry brief discusses the opportunities and potential of geotourism in the country. Practical recommendations to effectively and sustainably develop Philippine geotourism are also presented.
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