DOT help to spice up ARMM tourism in Tawi-Tawi
The Division of Tourism (DOT) has vowed full help to the tourism program of the Autonomous Area of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), notably the “Cradle of Islamic Philippines” in Tawi-Tawi.
DOT Assistant Secretary Eden Josephine L. David stated she shares ARMM’s “imaginative and prescient of showcasing the genuine Filipino” within the backdrop of Muslim Mindanao, and uplift the livelihood of its folks.
David stated she sees shiny prospects for ARMM’s tourism business. “With improved accessibility by sea and air connectivity through Zamboanga (discover lodges), we may also help develop and switch the realm into a significant gateway and hub for cruise ships,” she stated.
The DOT official, who lately visited Tawi-Tawi, lauded ARMM native tourism division’s efforts below the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Progress Space (BIMP-EAGA) Imaginative and prescient 2025 and the Joint Tourism Improvement (JTD) Cluster is the event of the Philippine-EAGA (P-EAGA) Group-Based mostly Eco-Tourism (CBET) Websites.
On behalf of DOT Sec. Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Help. Sec. David assured help for the Western Mindanao area’s tourism growth initiatives in step with the DOT’s “Go South, Go Mindanao” marketing campaign.
DOT-ARMM Secretary Ayesha Dilangalen stated a tourism plan set to be launched this coming June is geared in the direction of engaging resort and restaurant operators to supply fundamental companies to home vacationers.
“We’re pushing for community-based and sustainable eco-tourism as a result of we wish our locals to be concerned, in addition to profit from the guests’ expertise right here,” stated Dilangalen.
The ARMM official can also be vouching for the faith-tourism to flourish, notably in Simunul Island, the place the nation’s first mosque was constructed by Sheikh Karimul Makhdum, a website frequented by pilgrims from close by provinces and neighboring Malaysia.
Also called a sacred website is the Bud Bongao, house to holy shrines and tombs of the datus and Sheikh Makhdum’s followers.
The Sama and the Tausug, are identified to climb to the height to hope for therapeutic and their kids’s good well being.
Tawi-Tawi’s rising vacationer locations embrace Panampangan Island, which presents white sand seashores, palm and coconut timber and clear blue waters excellent for picnics, water sports activities adventures on its well-known sandbar, the longest within the nation.