DOT prepares NTDP, focuses on domestic tourism

The preparation of the National Tourism Development Plan for 2022 to 2027, as well as the continued push for domestic tourism, are among the initiatives the Department of Tourism will focus on next.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, “[It] will boldly reinvent and reform the tourism industry in the next six years. It will be formulated using the bottoms-up approach to elicit engagement starting at the grassroots level.”

Puyat said the DOT is also updating the current plan covering 2016 to 2022 to reflect changes brought about by the “new normal.”

She added, “The update will include an assessment and evaluation of policy measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, developing model scenarios to steer the industry during times of crisis, and identifying and refocusing products to be prioritized.”

Key targets of the current plan are revenues of 3.9 trillion pesos, 12 million foreign visitor arrivals and 89.2 million domestic visitors.

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