Tourism crashing down
August 27, 2010 1:35am CST
Everytime I would turn to the documentary channel, it's always Malaysia, South Korea, India and Singapore tourism ads that are being aired. I've been wondering why since last year we didn't have a tourism ad in the country. And now that several countries had issued a black travel status in the Philippines, will our country still survive this?
27 Aug 10
I beg to disagree who needs foreign investors whereas we can invest ourselves. We can invest more on business that could help other people have jobs. But for sure the first question is where to get the initial funding. There are a lot of financial institutions that are more than willing to help someone with a good idea of a business the thing is FIlipinos are basically scared to start up their own business.
27 Aug 10
What happened will be a big set back to our tourism industry but i'm optimistic that those warnings will be lifted soon. The tourism industry from countries that issued travel warnings to the Philippines are losers too not just our own. Let's just hope that people will move on and realize that there's so much beauty to see in that the Philippines can offer instead of focusing on a very isolated incident.
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 10
In September 2001 there was a terrible event in New York. It was an awful day when some dangerous people crashed a plane into a building known as the twin towers. Many people were killed. The world was shocked by that scary event. It made the airlines have a rough time. In November on that year I flew to Los Angeles. Security was tight at the airport then. Not even a postcard could be sent from the airports post office. Tourism worldwide went through a tough patch. In 1996 I was planning to visit Egypt but some tourists got killed. It put me off the idea of going there and I visited Malta instead. It was awful that the people from Hong Kong were killed in Manila. I guess that some other areas of the Philippines are safe for tourists. I would still like to go island hopping and snorkeling in the Philippines. Tourist numbers will soon go up that visit the Philippines. Many places in the world suffer a bad event but people don't remember it and stay away for long.
28 Aug 10
Well i hope that people would still have open minds, at least that we are not all in a bad place here in the country. There could be a time where we would be struggling to get people to come here, but i hope it will be a short struggle... a not so long one... we could greatly suffer with this with the travel ban, the bad reputation... but we Filipinos have been through a lot... we should be able to get through this sooner or later.
27 Aug 10
Why rely on foreign tourism? whereas we can help our country thru local tourism? Filipinos should learn the value of local tourism. Invite your friends or office mates to explore the Philippines in that way we can help our fellow Filipinos in their livelihood especially the ones who banks on tourism. We can actually do our part to help save tourism in the Philippines.