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Bicol eyes 1.2-M foreign tourists in 2015

LEGAZPI CITY—Bicol's foreign tourist arrivals is expected to reach 1.2 million in 2015, Department of Tourism (DOT)-Bicol officer Milo Oropeza revealed during the launch of the "Visit the Philippines 2015" campaign.

Bicol eyes 1.2-M foreign tourists in 2015
Bicol eyes 1.2-M foreign tourists in 2015
Oropeza said that this is a significant leap from the 670,000 tourist arrivals that the agency recorded in 2013. He added, however, that the the 2014 figures, are yet to be finalized.

Meanwhile, DOT Regional Director Maria Ravanilla stressed that Bicol has a lot to offer in terms of sports, adventure, ecotourism, and lifestyle in the coming year.

Among the events that are scheduled in 2015 are the Xtrerra Albay Off-Road Triathlon Series in Sto. Domingo, Albay on February 2015 ; National Rodeo Finals (Rodeo Masbateno Festival) in Masbate City on April 5 to 19, 2015; the Zegrahm Expeditions in Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon (Almasor) on February 16 to 17; the Mt. Mayon Triathlon 2015 at Legazpi Boulevard, Barangay Puro, Legazpi City on August 8 to 9; Majestic Puraran Surfing Cup in Baras, Catanduanes on October 6 to 10; 4th Bagasbas International Kiteboarding Competition at Bagasbas Beach, Daet, Camarines Norte on February 5 to 7; and the Challenge CamSur at CamSur Watersports Complex on June 14.

Organizers of other events are also invited to register their activities on the Visit PH 2015 website.

Ravanilla explained that in the 2011-2016 National Development Plan of the region, two clusters of tourism development areas have been identified to help address tourism concerns more effectively.
These include ALMASOR (Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon) and Triple C (Camarines Sur-Camarines Norte-Catanduanes).

Earlier, the governors ensured their commitment to address the challenges to the tourism development plan.

Working with the provincial governments in the realization of the tourism development plan are the DOT Regional office, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Philippine National Police (PNP).—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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