A big role for local tourism in nat'l recovery
Manila Bulletin|September 21, 2020
A big role for local tourism in nat'l recovery
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat had a rather surprising report to the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation last Thursday. Some 77 percent of Filipinos said they want to travel even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the department.

Despite the pandemic which has taken its toll on the lives of so many victims, despite the closure of so many businesses and offices, despite the lockdown restrictions on the movements of most people, the survey reflects an optimism that remains strong among our people.

The survey shows that in this most difficult time in the life of the nation, Filipinos can appreciate the positive side of things. They may not be able to go anywhere under the ongoing lockdowns, but they were asked: If they can, would they travel to other parts of the country at this time? And a huge majority said they would.

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September 21, 2020