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Tourism in the Philippines

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Tourism in the Philippines
Germany
Philippines
Advertising for tourism in the Philippines
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Why travelling to the Philippines?
Pros
3 million(2009) tourists a year can not be wrong
English-speaking, politely, warm-hearted and very friendly people
Filipino culture is a mix of east and west influences so it is a perfect start for a asia journey
Cons
contradiction: living in high standards next to poverty (luxury hotels/slums)
Tourism is rarely socially responsible, with a fair share or a decent income for the local population (Day laborers or employment engaged for three months to work around social protection)
http://www.vernetzte-er.de/dev/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=38
intact and beautiful nature
cultural diversity (food, music, traditional dances...)
many possibilities of activities (sports, shopping, party,...)
beautiful sailing, surfing and diving paradises
bizarre volcano and mountain landscapes
beautiful rice terraces
low prices (except of flight)
the tourism infrastructure also benefit the general population (such as new roads and ports)
"Popular" target (child) sex tourists based on poverty and corruption
enormous consumption of resources for tourism (consequences bear the inhabitants)
Terrorism in some regions
http://www.fairunterwegs.org/laender/philippinen/aktuelles/article/philippinen-proteste-gegen-tourismus-und-golfanlagen.html
Tourism in the Philippines 2009: the 12 most important Origin Countries
10 Top Tourist Attractions in the Philippines
http://www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-the-philippines/
http://www.travelersguide360.com/index.php/philippines-tourist-coming-to-philippineswow-philippinesfilipino-hospitalityphilippine-tourism-3973/
interesting historic sites
Tubbataha Reef
marine sanctuary protected
National Marine Park
most popular dive sites in the Philippines because of its coral walls where the shallow coral reef abruptly ends giving way to great depths
San Agustin Church, Manila
Built in 1589
survived seven earthquakes and two fires over the centuries
oldest stone church in the Philippines
carvings on the wooden doors
cultural mixture: Mexican-influenced interior, Latin cross, ceiling was painted by Italian artists(Giovanni Dibella and Cesare Alberoni)
Mayon Volcano
2,400 meters above sea level
perfectly symmetrical cone shape
activities: camping, climbing, hiking, bird watching and photography
nearby Cagsawa ruins
most active volcano in the Philippines (having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years)
Malapascua Island
Puerto Galera
made up of quiet fishing villages
ideal diving spots
only place in the world to see thresher sharks on a regular basis as well as manta rays and hammerheads
gorgeous beaches
excellent diving spots (dive among old shipwrecks and hundreds of fish species)
wide diversity of marine species
natural harbor of Muelle Bay offer shopping, dining, nightlife and hotel accommodation
Puerto Princesa
Underground River
northern coast of the island of Palawa
one of the world’s most unique natural phenomena: world’s longest navigable underground river
Protected within a national park
Guided paddle boat tours show intriguing rock formations and fluttering bats
Donsol
place of pristine beaches, stunning waterfalls and unexplored caves
fishing village
the place to see whale sharks between November and June
boat cruises through mangrove and palm trees
night light up with millions of sparkling fireflies
Chocolate Hills
unusual geological formations that consists of at least 1,268 individual mounds
scattered throughout the interior of the island of Bohol
almost symmetrical and same-sized formations
30 to 50 meters high
normally covered in green grass but during the dry season the grass turns brown
there is no consensus on how these mole hills were formed
Boracay
award-winning beaches
beautiful resorts, volcanic caves and turquoise lagoons
great adventures: cliff diving, parasailing, motorbiking, horse riding, snorkeling, kite surfing and scuba diving
night-life with many bars and restaurants
Banaue Rice Terraces
Carved from the mountain ranges about 2,000 years ago without modern tools by the Ifugao tribes
nowadays still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces
more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing and emigrate to the cities
http://wikitravel.org/de/Philippinen
Pictures from Google
http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=ADNgEHFDYzo
Reasons for and against travel to the Philippines
Origin Countries of Tourism in the Philippines
10 Top Tourist Attractions in the Philippines
Advertising
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