Tabuk City government steps up tourism programs

Posted: 16-May-2011 / 5 years 35 weeks ago

TABUK CITY, Kalinga ,  - The city government of Tabuk is stepping up its endeavors to improve its tourism industry towards making it one major economic activity in the future.

City Tourism Officer–Designate Arlene Ethel Odiem said that during the  weekly barangay re-visit of the city government,  a team headed by Sangguniang Panglungsod Tourism Chair Lester Tarnate,  has been exploring  the  barangays for possible eco-tourism destinations.

 The team, she said, has reported that several areas are being considered such as the Magnao and Guilayon waterfalls, Barangay Malalao rolling hills and sunset. These are all now being featured at the Tabuk City facebook account and website.

Just recently, she said that Tabuk City has also participated in a training conducted by the Department of Tourism- Cordillera Administrative Region  towards the standardization of tourist arrival reporting in the region.

The City Tourism Office(CTO)  is giving priority to the installation and establishment of these data gathering in all tourist service providers especially for those offering accommodation services within the city.  This data gathering  is developed to monitor and determine the number of tourist arrivals in a certain area, Odiem said.

The data is needed to support the planned Cordillera Road Improvement Project, a development proposal to also access tourist destination areas around the region, she explained. 

Towards this endeavor, the city government would be providing the Tourism Statistical Data System training for hotel representatives who would eventually be responsible in the data gathering and the quarterly reporting.

Odiem said that the CTO is also focusing on improving the various barangay fiestas in the city.  The current administration is encouraging barangay local governments to include in their annual plans the holding of barangay fiestas to eventually level it up and promoted as barangay festivals with assistance from the CTO.

During the annual Matagoan Festival this June,  she disclosed that the CTO  is planning to set up a tourism information assistance center for visitors to get information of possible sites to visit and explore during their stay in the Tabuk City.

Other information about the city government can be accessed through or visit Tabuk City through the web over and Tabuk City Kalinga on Facebook.  (JDP/GGD-PIA CAR,Kalinga)

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