A case review on the state-of-art of tourism planning in archipelagic Philippines 2001-2010
Maguigad, Virgilio (2011) A case review on the state-of-art of tourism planning in archipelagic Philippines 2001-2010. In: Proceedings of Islands and Small States Tourism Conference: current issues and future challenges, pp. 1-17. From: Islands and Small States Tourism Conference: current issues and future challenges, 12-14 September 2011, Suva, Fiji. (Unpublished)
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Tourism is a development option that is pursued by the Philippines from the 1970s until present where it is a pillar of the country's economy. Arrivals from foreign origins are increasing at double digit growth rates while domestic tourism continues to outpace international arrivals. Recent legislation on tourism during the past two years has continued to place importance on the industry as an engine of growth. However, such legislation should be viewed against the backdrop of local governance structures that includes processes on comprehensive land and water use planning. The country faces a lack of environmental planners (as urban and regional planners are formally called in the Philippines) where tourism planning is a sub-specialization. This paper describes and reviews the current state-of-art of tourism planning in the Philippines against this backdrop of governance, the planning profession and tourism legislation.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)|
|Keywords:||Philippine tourism, tourism planning, comprehensive land and water use planning, local government tourism governance, Philippine tourism policy, tourism planning in islands|
Virgilio M. Maguigad is an environmental planner having obtained his professional in the Environmental Planning Board examinations from the Professions Regulation Commission in 2007 license ranking third. He holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (2008) and a Diploma in Transportation Planning (2005) from the University of the Philippines (UP) – School of Urban and Regional Planning. He graduated cum laude in 1997 from UP – Asian Institute of Tourism with a BS Tourism degree, after which he has worked for the German airline, Lufthansa Cargo AG for nine years. He has shifted to the academe in 2006-2011 teaching at the Lyceum of the Philippines University and from 2008 to 2011 at the UP-Asian Institute of Tourism. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in tropical environment science and geography from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. This paper was presented during Islands and Small States Tourism Conference on 12-14 September 2011 in Suva, Fiji organised by the University of South Pacific.
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2012 03:21|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration @ 20%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 40%
|SEO Codes:||90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 25%