PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Alabat island boost tourism industryby Lito M. Giron
ALABAT, Quezon, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- The municipal government of Alabat will strengthen its tourism prowess to comply with the new campaign ‘It's More fun in the Philippines' of the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Alabat Mayor Artemio Mascarinas said the island of Alabat has great potential as another diving spot in the Philippines because of its rich coral reefs and marine products.
Mascarinas added that the 10-hectare fish sanctuary and giant clam shell are additional attractions in their town. The fishing grounds are over flowing with ‘talakitok’, ‘dukawin’ and ‘pawikan'.
Recently, the municipal governments of Alabat and Perez agreed to intensify campaign on anti-illegal fishing in the island to preserve the natural beauty of their municipal waters.
Aside from this, Mayor Mascarinas instructed the local tourism officer here to conduct a study on the development of caves in their town as another tourist destination.
Meanwhile, the Quezon provincial tourism office will conduct ‘a value chain analysis’ on January 20 with the purpose of synchronization of all tourism activities in the province. This will be attended by all municipal tourism officers, transport groups, hotel and restaurant owners and other big players in the tourism industry. (PIA-Quezon)