BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia has revealed that a notable progressive trend shown in the volume of arrivals in the local travel and tourism industry expects to reach one million foreign and local guests this year.
The huge improvement in visitors’ arrival in the Bataan peninsula is a result of the comprehensive eco-tourism promotion of the provincial and municipal tourism councils to attract vacationers, locators and different institutions and professional groups to see the growing and healthy-thriving business environment and unequalled natural resources.
Governor Garcia described the favorable advantages of the province with its geographical location as the gateway to the cosmopolitan Metro Manila and for being a trade and commerce center which is adjacent to the country’s burgeoning economic–industrial zones in Central Luzon.
He mentioned that the province of Bataan would become a major tourist destination since the beaches are endowed with fine sand and sea waters, excellent for swimming, surfing and other sport venues for its great panoramic view facing the West Philippine sea and the thickly-forested Bataan mountain range.
Highlighting the importance of multiple segments of the society in promoting the numerous tourist spots in the province, the Governor stressed any positive modification in any popular spots should respect the rich cultural heritage and historic sites.
He encouraged small and medium entrepreneurs to create a more direct and dynamic contribution in the marketing of local cottage industries and food products in the vicinity of beach resorts in Morong and Bagac towns as souvenirs to visitors.