As the Philippines Revives Travel, Government Rethinks 'Tourism for the Future'



The Philippines is now working on plans to ensure tourism will be more resilient against future crises, said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).

In a keynote address, she said the government is currently drawing up a 6-year tourism development plan that will be rethinking "tourism for the future." The plan will ensure the visitor experience is richer, deeper, more authentic, more competitive, and more Filipino, she said.

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March.

Watch SEADS 2022 recordings.