DOT celebrates World Tourism Day
TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Tourism is celebrating the World Tourism Day on September 21-27, 2012.
Karena Rosa Tiopes, regional director, said tourism is one the world’s largest economic sectors which have already taken the important steps towards the future. Its objective is to improve energy efficiency and increase using renewable energy technologies on its operations. Through these, it is considered as one of the steps in creating jobs for people and lift them out of poverty and at the same time help to protect the earth.
“It is important to celebrate the World Tourism Day so that people will be aware that tourism is not just more on travel but also it’s one way to uplift the economy and lessen the poverty,” Tiopes said.
The DOT lined up several activities in connection with the week-long celebration.
“The DOT is now focusing on the conservation of natural resources since climate change is one of the global problems,” Tiopes added.
The DOT is encouraging the tourism stakeholders, governments, businesses and tourists themselves to play their part in reaching the goal of achieving sustainable energy for all by 2030 and position tourism at the centre of the clean energy economies of the future.
The theme of the week-long celebrations is to highlight tourism role in a brighter energy future – a future in which the world’s entire population has access to modern, efficient and affordable energy services. (Timoteo S. Avellana, LNU-Intern)
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