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  • 1. Tourism: A Driver forPublic-Private Partnership Secretary Alberto Aldaba Lim Department of Tourism November 18-19, 2010 The Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, Philippines
  • 2. The Historic Town of ViganU Vigan, Ilocos Sur MARINE LIFE DIVERSITYNES The Banaue Rice TerracesC Banaue, IfugaoO The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, Cagayancillo, PalawanHER Puerto PrincesaI Subterranean River Puerto Princesa, PalawanT The Church ofA Nuestra SenoraG de la Asuncion Ilocos SurE The Church of Sto. TomasS de VillanuevaI Miag-ao, IloiloT The Church of The Church of San AgustinE San Agustin Intramuros PaoayS Manila Ilocos Sur
  • 3. 30,000 KMS OF COASTLINE Warm, friendly, hospitable people
  • 4. Share of Tourism to GDP2000 – 2009 (‘in Billion Pesos) • Tourism accounted for an average share of 6.16% to GDP in the past 10 years • Substantial growth in tourism revenues were registered from 2004 to 2007 • Twin drivers of tourism growth are visitor expenditure and private investments • Tourism is a major vehicle for poverty reduction through job creation, income generation and redistributionShare of Tourism to NationalEmployment International travel and tourism is the Philippines’ 4th largest2000 – 2009 (‘in Thousand) export industry … • Travel and tourism receipts in 2008 amounted to US$2.4 B accounting for 23 percent of total service exports • Travel and tourism ranked as the fourth largest source of foreign exchange revenues (the top three are electronics exports –$28.5 B, overseas workers remittances - $16B, and business process outsourcing - $6B) in 2008.Source: National Statistical Coordination Board
  • 5. • Visitor arrivals AAGR in past 6 years was 9.5%Actual and Projected Visitor Arrivals to the Philippines2000 – 2016 (in thousand) • Arrival count as of August 2010 posted 15% increase to 2.33 million • Visitors to the Philippines accounted for 5% share of total arrivals in ASEAN and 1.7% in the Asia Pacific • Arrival volume is expected to grow at an average of 10% per annum to hit 6 million by 2016• Korea bounces back as the top source Top Foreign Visitor Markets, January – August 2010/2009 market in 2010 with growth rate of 36% and arrival share of 20% as of August• Despite economic recession, arrivals from the USA increased by 2.2% for a market share of 17.4%• Arrivals from China and Taiwan remained robust with growths of 34% and 30.6%, respectively• Australia, ASEAN, Russia, and Scandinavian markets continue to post double digit growth Source: Bureau of Immigration (Arrival/Depart Cards and Sea Manifests)/ Department of Tourism
  • 6. Tourism Strategic Destination Areas Tourism Strategic Destination Areas• Cebu – Mactan – Sogod • South Panay (Iloilo and Guimaras – Negros Occidental• Bohol (Bacolod) Central• Palawan • Negros Oriental (Dumaguete) – Siquijor Philippines as• North Panay (Boracay Island )– Tourism Hub • Samar – Leyte Romblon • Bicol Region
  • 7. Tourist Arrivals in Central Philippines • Total room capacities in selected destinations in the Central2004 – 2009* (‘000) Philippines totalled to 39,078 rooms AAGR = 9.46% • Some 10,863 rooms are under construction where 3,138 rooms will open in 2010 and 3,267 rooms expected in 2011 • Cebu, Boracay Island and Palawan accounts for the bulk Room Capacities in Selected Destinations in Central Philippines, as of May 2010 •2008 and 2009 are partial data Source: Accommodation Establishments • Substantial growth in foreign tourist arrivals in the Central Philippines between 2004 ( 3.85 mil) to 2009 (7.21 mil) • Strong domestic travel movement was recorded due to increased accessibility of major destinations • Improvement in airports, seaports (RORO) and road network has enabled greater mobility of tourists
  • 8. President’s Commitment to Tourism “Gradually, we will lessen the lack of infrastructure for transportation, tourism and trade.” Inaugural Speech, 30 June 2010 “Key infrastructure will be put in place to support the development of the tourism sector.” State of the Nation Address, 26 July 2010
  • 9. PPP Projects in Strategic TourismDestination Areas 2011
  • 10. New Bohol International Airport • Economic development in the province with tourism as a major industry • Some 862 rooms are expected to open between 2010 – 2013, more are anticipated as demand continuous to increase • New tourist products and services are being developed and promoted in various markets Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals at Tagbilaran Airport, 2005 – 2025 • Passenger traffic AAGR = 30.26% • Increasing foreign and domestic traffic • Increasing passenger crowding at the arrival and departure areas • Not enough facilities for international and charter flights from major source markets Source: Department of Transportation and Communications
  • 11. Puerto Princesa Airport Development • Active national and local government support to environmental initiatives • 2,632 rooms are expected to open between 2010 to 2013 • Ecotourism and nature tourism products are being geared up for Palawan Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals at Puerto Princesa Airport, 2005 – 2025• Passenger traffic AAGR = 22.38%• Arrival area is not convenient for travelling public, unable to process large number of passengers comfortably• No provision for CIQ for international flights• Five local airlines are currently servicing the airport Source: Department of Transportation and Communications
  • 12. Daraga International Airport • Passenger traffic AAGR = 22.3% • Need to develop a new airport with international standard to supplant Legaspi Airport as the main tourist gateway to Bicol region • Substantial investments in hotel and resort development are Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals at Legaspi Airport, 2005 – 2025 being poured by private sector and local government units in Albay and nearby provinces of Camarines and Sorsogon • New tourism products and events being developed and promoted to international and local touristsSource: Department of Transportation and Communications
  • 13. Laguindingan Airport • Passenger traffic AAGR = 24.5% • Need to develop a new airport with international standard • Foreign and domestic tourist traffic is increasing steadfastly • Investment in new hotels and other Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals tourist accommodation facilities is at Cagayan de oro Airport, 2005 – 2025 expanding • Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin Island are positioned as ecotourism destinationsSource: Department of Transportation and Communications
  • 14. PPP Projects in Strategic TourismDestination Areas Beyond 2011
  • 15. Kalibo International Airport • Promotion of Boracay Island as premier holiday and resort destination in Central Philippines • Some 1,313 rooms are expected to open in Boracay Island between 2010 to 2013 • Increasing international charter and domestic operations Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals• Fast becoming an important international at Kalibo International Airport, 2005 – 2025 gateway to Western Visayas, especially, Boracay Island• Three local airlines have at least two flights a day, and five (5) international chartered flights have twice or three times a week• Charter flights from Taiwan, Korea and China are occasionally mounted• Passenger traffic AAGR = 42.38%. Annual Source: Department of Transportation and Communications airport capacity is 1 million
  • 16. Mactan-Cebu International Airport • 5,631 rooms are expected to open between 2010 to 2013 • Malapascua and Bantayan Islands in Northern Cebu are fast becoming major destinations for diving and water sports activities • Investments in accommodation and travel and tour operation are expanding Actual and Projected Passenger Arrivals at Mactan-Cebu Intl Airport, 2005 – 2025• Passenger traffic AAGR = 13.46%. Capacity per annum is 4.5 million. Five local and six international airlines uses the airport• Tourist arrivals in Cebu expanded by 4.34% in 2009• % share of visitor arrivals from Mactan-Cebu Airport grew from 10.49% in 2005 to 12.17% in 2009, making it the second busiest international airport in the country Source: Department of Transportation and Communications
  • 17. Thank you!