The Ilocos Norte provincial government has won first place for the 2018 Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit Category during The Pearl Awards for Best Tourism Practices of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City.
The award recognizes the efforts of LGUs in advancing the country’s tourism industry.
“Since we started, we have accomplished the fundamental requirements for a well functioning LGU in terms of tourism. We have legislations such as tourism code, investment code, cultural code, and environmental code, and we have established permanent positions for local tourism officers,” Ilocos Norte Provincial Tourism Officer Aian Raquel said.
Raquel lauded Governor Imee Marcos for being supportive of the provincial government’s tourism efforts.
“It’s important that the executives have significant accomplishments in terms of administration and legislation,” she said.