Ifugao tourism office notes decline in visitors

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Friday, April 13, 2012

THE tourism industry of Ifugao is slowly sinking as indicated by statistics.

Ifugao Board Member and chairman of the committee on tourism James Frederick Dulnuan said around 81,000 tourists visited the province last year. He added Banaue catered around 50,000, while Batad in Banaue had 9,000 tourists in 2011.

Dulnuan revealed records show the number of tourist arrivals last year declined as compared to the previous years, 2009 and 2010.

He said some of the reasons of the decrease on tourist arrivals are weak promotion and marketing.

He urged the media to help promote the province which is home to a lot of tourist spots.

Among these tourist spots are the Banaue terraces, General Yamashita Shrine, Mt. Napulawan, spider web terraces, Bogyah hot spring, and stone of Kibayuwong, among others. (Rubyloida Bitog)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 14, 2012.

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