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DBP publishes travel guides to promote use of RoRo among tourists

Manila (4 June) -- State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is stepping up its efforts in promoting the use of the Road Roll-on, Roll-off Terminal System (RRTS) or RoRo as a preferred mode of transportation among foreign and local tourists with its publication of RoRo travel guides.

DBP president & chief executive officer Reynaldo G. David said the RoRo travel guides which are available in three titles -- Central Highway Traveler, Western Highway Traveler, and Eastern Highway Traveler -- feature important travel information such as RoRo routes, accommodations, and tourist attractions located along the Western, Central, and Eastern nautical highways.

"These travel reference materials will show that traveling to different parts of the archipelago is now easier and more affordable with the RoRo. The travel guides will also show how the national government has connected the islands through the RRTS which complements the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, one of the more important legacies of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo," David said.

The RRTS employs the use of RoRo vessels as an affordable means of getting to the different islands of the country and is one of the major components of DBP?s flagship infrastructure and logistics initiative, the Sustainable Logistics Development Program (SLDP).

Each travel guide comes with more than 100 full colored-pages, including a pull-out map showing the various tourist attractions located along the three nautical highways. Seasoned travel writers and photographers lent their talents in highlighting historic landmarks, eco-adventure destinations, local food finds and products in cities and provinces where the nautical highways traverse. There is also a schedule of RoRo trips that will guide tourists in planning their next RoRo adventure.

The travel guides will be distributed for free in selected areas such as ports, bus terminals, coffee shops, airports, and resorts. (DBP) [top]

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