The tourism sector is one of the industries that boost industries economy in the Philippines. However, since the covid-19 epidemic came into the picture, the economy has lagged down because many hotels and tourism spots were closed down. The government in the Philippines is hoping to have some spots reopened to at least the lost money. Hence, here are some of the latest news that touches on the tourism business back in the Philippines.
The Philippines to Spend Billions to Support Tourism
The secretary of tourism, Bernadette Puyat, says that the state of government will establish infrastructure in some of the tourist spots. Because of that, the tourism department will spend billions of money to enhance the activities of tourism business. The secretary also added that the project of investing the cash would concentrate on supporting the domestic destinations.
Tourism Sectors Loses Money Worth Around 43 Billion
According to Puyat, the tourism business has lost more than 43 billion because of the coronavirus epidemic. The Philippines have lost around 15,000 tourists after flights were cancelled to fight the deadly virus. Based on the reports, these tourists were to come from different countries, such as the following:
- Hong Kong
Philippines Government Urges the TikTok Utilisers to Address the Impacts of Coronavirus
The government of the Philippines urges TikTok app users to share videos to show the effects of covid-19. The tourism assistant, Howard Uyking, indicated that the crusades that use #GoCreatePH as a hashtag to invite Filipino dancers to perform as they feature the tourism spots in their hometowns.
Based on the news, it’s evident that the economy in the Philippines has totally lagged down. All flights were cancelled, and no tourist could come to the country to visit tourism spots. However, the government hopes to come up with effective measures to ensure the country is up to its feet.