Tourists arrival in N. Samar increases
CATARMAN, N. Samar – The tourists’ arrivals of Northern Samar has increased in the first half of this year compare to the same period of last year.
Northern Samar Governor Paul Daza told reporters in an interview that tourists’ arrivals from January to June of this year reached 40,132 or an increaseof more than 27 percent compare to last year of the same period.
There were about 31,4040 tourists who visited the province last year of the same period.
Gov. Daza said that this is a good sign for the province tourism sector as it has been observing a steady increase of tourism arrivals for the past years. He added that he is optimistic that the tourists arrivals of last year which is 58,912 will be surpassed by this year base on the trend.
He claims that the increase in tourists arrivals to this province is the positive results of the province’s investments in tourism.
He disclosed that his office has been intensifying its efforts in promoting the nature wonders and tourists destinations of Northern Samar to include the awesome and unique Biri rock formations which is the icon or premier province tourist destinations, the waterfalls, the lighthouses and other historical landmarks of the province, the white beaches in the towns of San Antonio, Capul, Biri, Allen, Catarman, and Bobon, among others.
The beautiful and powdery white beaches in these towns are perfect sites for development into attractive resorts that will lure tourists into the province, the governor added.
He also disclosed that Deputy Speaker Raul Daza has invested in the province’s tourism endeavors and has funded tourism related projects. He added that his father has poured in P35 million last year for tourism related development projects wherein P17.5 million for the development of, including the drawing up of a feasibility study for the Catarman Airport while the P18 million were used for the improving of the six light houses in the province. (RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)
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