Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo speaks during the PEP Talk 2022 edition organized by the Tourism Promotion Board of the Philippines to share his insights as a recognized champion of sustainable tourism initiatives.
TPB COO Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles commenced this year’s PEP Talk followed by a round table discussion on ‘Slow Travel’ in Hidden Gems with Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Nicky Gardner of Hidden Europe, and Donalito Bales of Explore Next Level and Philippine Global Explorers.
The speakers shared insights on how the decelerated tourism offer can be developed, promoted, or emphasized under the ‘slow tourism’ label.
Nicky Gardner of Hidden Europe Magazine defined “slow tourism as a state of mind and something that you can do absolutely everywhere.”
Moreover, Mr. Carlos Libosada, founder of Pinoytourist.com shared ways on how tourism stakeholders can future proof tourism—shifting the industry’s mindset towards thinking holistically and decades ahead, “Be ready for the future, don’t just take off within the year or just two years. You cannot imagine the changes or the opportunity that a decade can bring,” he noted.
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