How to Strike a Balance in Adventure Tourism (Philippines)

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How to Strike a Balance in Adventure Tourism (Philippines)

  1. 1. < BEYOND THE THRILL Eddie M. Nuque CEO, Incentivation Consulting Asia, Inc. Chairman, Lakbay.Net June 27, 2008 Cebu City, Philippines
  2. 2. Beyond the BIG PICTURE Elements of Adventure Tourism • The Great Outdoor Thrill • Risk factor • Located in protected natural areas • Interaction with indigenous or local culture Thrill
  3. 3. BIG PICTURE Market Growth • Increasing demand for special-interest tourism vs. mass tourism • Philippines as natural prime destination Beyond the Thrill
  4. 4. Beyond the ON A PERSONAL NOTE introduced… • Canopy Walk (1992 in Cagayan de Oro) • Sea kayaking (1994 in Coron, Palawan) today… Thrill
  5. 5. Beyond the WHAT’S YOUR THRILL? • Trekking/Hiking/Climbing • White water rafting • Spelunking (caving) • Skin/scuba diving • Rock climbing • Bird watching • Surfing • Sailing Name it, we have it. Thrill
  6. 6. Beyond the Adventure Tourism is not coming… It’s here and kicking! Thrill
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  19. 19. Beyond the BUT… Thrill
  20. 20. Beyond the Strike a BALANCE • Recreation • Conservation • Livelihood Thrill
  21. 21. RECREATION • Challenging but not Careless • Fulfilling not just Fun • Has ‘Kwento’ so it has ‘Kwenta’ (historical or geographical significance) Beyond the Thrill
  22. 22. Beyond the CONSERVATION Thrill Environmental Care is topmost • Litter o! n • Souvenir collection (geographical resources like minerals, fossils; endangered flora and fauna) • Poaching • Noise disturbance • Heavy tourist traffic
  23. 23. CONSERVATION Cultural Issues • Cultural insensitivity • Dole-outs • Bad habits • External adoption leads to less cultural uniqueness Beyond the Thrill
  24. 24. LIVELIHOOD • Community as tour operator • User or access fees • Guide fees • Equipment, facility rentals (snorkeling masks, banca, horse/carabao, hut-in-stilts, etc…) • Service fees (driver, boatman, cook, etc…) • Use of local produce for meals • Souvenirs Beyond the Thrill
  25. 25. Beyond the KEY PLAYERS • National Government/LGU/NGO • Community-based Organizations • Adventure Tour Specialists Thrill
  26. 26. Beyond the SUMMARY National Government/LGU/NGO Community residents Adventure tour specialists ec R n t io a re can Adventure Tourism Liv eli ho od Make A Difference Conservation Thrill
  27. 27. Beyond the Up our sleeves… Thrill

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