Businessmen wants tourist spots privatized…

I read news from the Philippines that said an influential business group wants the government to privatize a handful of the country’s major tourist spots, a move that they said will ensure the preservation of the areas.

The Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and appointed tourism private sector chief Samie Lim said the Philippine Tourism Authority should sell some of its major assets which have te potential to become even more attractive to both foreign and locals visitors. Among those spots that should be privatized are the Banaue Rice Terraces, Picnic Grove and Palace in the Sky in Tagaytay City and Burnham Park in Baguio City. Another tourist spot that could be privatized is a Beach resort in La Union that is not being managed well, Lim said. You can read the whole story here.

For me this is a good idea so that the said tourist spots which are mentioned above will become more attractive, well managed and will give more jobs to the Filipino people.

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