Camiguin gears to open doors for tourists, visitors

CAMIGUIN, Jan. 7 (PIA)--Targeting to boost and making the tourism industry the major engine of growth despite the pandemic, the Provincial Government of Camiguin releases the "Clean Camiguin," a guidebook for a safe, responsive, adaptable, ready, responsible, and hopeful Camiguin.

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"We are striking a balance between health, economic, and environmental concerns. This is to ensure that our transition into the New Normal becomes the heart of a long-term vision in keeping the island resilient towards global risks such as over tourism, climate change, and health emergencies," Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said in his State of the Province Address, January 7.

"We are striking a balance between health, economic, and environmental concerns. This is to ensure that our transition into the New Normal becomes the heart of a long-term vision in keeping the island resilient towards global risks such as over tourism, climate change, and health emergencies," Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said in his State of the Province Address, January 7. 

The playbook is a simple collection of essential guidelines for various audiences. It targets to help host communities, business stakeholders, national and local government leaders, and tourists, appreciate how the provincial government intends to manage tourism moving forward.

The digital copy of the playbook can be downloaded at http://visitcamiguin.ph/. 

Clean Camiguin comprises information or guide on public safety, health facilities and referral system, airport and seaport arrival and departure process flow, operations of restaurants, resorts and transportation, and other essentials for a convenient trip in the province.

To prepare its doors for tourists and visitors, Camiguin is working on the expansion of Camiguin General Hospital and enhancing its critical care capacity, constructing a dialysis center and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory, and further boost its frontline services.

In terms of environmental and infrastructure preparations, Romualdo said they will develop modern sewage and wastewater treatment, improve water and telecommunications systems to meet current and future demands, continue to expand and upgrade ports for better connectivity, commerce and tourism, and improve roads and open new ones. 

"This pandemic will not blur our vision of a very bright future as we continue to develop the island into a world class tourist destination. Our economy will ensure and become even more vibrant as we make it more inclusive and sustainable," Romualdo said. (RTP/PIA10)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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