Department of Tourism (DOT) OIC Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning, Verna Covar-Buensuceso presented the DOT’s future plans including the completion of the National Tourism Development Plan (NDTP) 2023-2028 which envisions to transform the Philippines Tourism into a tourism powerhouse in Asia.
Usec Buensuceso cited that the NDTP aims to establish a Philippine tourism industry anchored on Filipino culture, heritage and identity, aims to be sustainable, resilient and competitive in order to transform the Philippines into a tourism powerhouse in Asia.
This was conveyed on the second day of the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM) 2023, the first-ever green travel mart which opened last March 29 and ended on April 2, 2023 at the lush grounds of Silang, Cavite.
Prior to that, DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco underscored the NTDP importance on March 15 and highlighted that it is anchored on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s vision which was witnessed by 350 attendees from the national government agencies, Local Government Units (LGUs), associations and organizations from the tourism sectors at the venue hall of the Sheraton Manila Bay. AOB