ROXAS CITY – The Capiz provincial board through board members Alfonso Bediones and Nenita Martelino has passed a resolution declaring Sept. 1 to 27 this year and every last week of September thereafter as “Tourism Week.”
This year’s theme is “Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change.”
The resolution states that it has been the provincial policy to put premiums on local tourism enhancement as it stirs economic activity, generates jobs and income thus, making tourism a great contributor in the general economic growth.
Captivating Capiz, being within the tourism belt in the Philippines Super Regions identified by President Macapagal-Arroyo, attunes itself with other provinces in terms of beautiful tourism destinations.
This year’s observance of Tourism Week also coincides with the World Tourism Day.
According to Bediones, the provincial Tourism Week is celebrated to foster awareness in the community on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic implications.
by: Harold Feliciano, The Capiz Times
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