The Department of Tourism announced that the roadmap for the tourism recovery of the Ilocos Region is now in place.
According to DOT Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, the plan to revive the tourism industry in Region 1 includes bicycle tours, motorbiking, and other outdoor activities that will encourage more local tourists. She added that during her three-day visit in Pangasinan, she has noted the shift in the preferences in local tourism, which is now more inclined to outdoor activities and extreme sports.
“Region 1 holds so much potential to appeal to tourists under the new normal, given its abundance in nature sites. That is why we are very excited to launch the tourism recovery plan that will introduce new and exciting activities that will provide additional opportunities for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region. I encourage our kababayans to please travel and support local while observing the necessary health and safety protocols,” Puyat said.