Northern Panay Tourism Circuit Bariw Weaving Aklan Jawili Falls Katunggan it Ibajay Jawili Beach PROJECT OVERVIEW The proposed Tourism Circuit for Northwest Aklan is envisioned to spread and maximize the benefits of tourism to include other municipalities of Aklan through increased tourist arrivals, job generation, a business friendly environment for our MSMEs, new investments and empowerment of men & women in the community . Mainland Aklan offers complementary attractions that could be visited by tourists already in Boracay . Attractions & activities that mirror the culture and way of life of the locals have been identified in 5 municipalities along the area to be included to form part of the project. PROJECT PROPONENT PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF AKLAN PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION TEAM Provincial Planning & Development Coordinator ( Project Manager) Local Economic & Investment Promotions Officer( LEIPO) Provincial Tourism Officer, Philippine Chamber of Commerce – Aklan Chapter Aklan State University CHARRM ( Ibajay Campus) Local Governments of Kalibo, Tangalan, Ibajay, Nabas & Buruanga DILG/DOT /DTI /DPWH/DENR Municipality Volume Malay ( Boracay) Kalibo Tangalan Ibajay Nabas Buruanga 1,363,601 128,859 Growth Rate 13% Municipality Volume Kalibo Malay Ibajay Buruanga Tangalan Nabas 236 304 3 4 5 6 Employment Male Female 106 89 2 3 ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR TOURISM LGU(P/M LGU) Kalibo Instructions Please check if the key element exists Recommendation Buruanga Please check if the key element exists. Institutionalized LEIPO/LEDIP Teams Formula ted LIIC Updated LIIC Please check if the key element exists KEY ELEMENT Computerized Installed Tourism of BPLS Statistics and Information System Institutionali zed Tourism Office LGU Tourism Development Plan Tracking of Economic Data (partial) Organize /assign team staff Not set disaggreggated To be formula ted Recommendation Ibajay Stream lined BPLS For implementatio n To be formulated Recommendation Nabas Please check if the key element exists. Recommendation Tangalan Please check if the key element exists. Recommendation Name of Projects Location Funding Agencies Aklan Resorts Corporation Project Nabas Private Sector 50 MW Nabas Wind Farm Nabas Petrowind Incorporated Caticlan Airport Caticlan, Malay Trans Air, San Miguel Corp. Expansion of Cagban and Caticlan Jetty Port Caticlan and Manoc-Manoc, Malay DOTC and Provincial Gov’t. Tigayon Hill Kalibo DOT Name Projects Location Funding Institution Proposed Road Dev’t. to Ariel’s Point Cliff Diving Bel-is, Buruanga LGU-Buruanga, Provincial Government, DOT, DPWH Proposed Road Dev’t. to Sapsapon Caves Tigum, Buruanga LGU-Buruanga, Provincial Government, DOT Tourism Service and Hospitality Management Training Center Aklan State University, Ibajay Campus Aklan State University Tourism Business Incubation Center Aklan State University, Ibajay Campus Aklan State University Priority Projects Location Infrastructure Road widening and completion of road concreting leading to all proposed sites . Establishment of product display center in Pina Village, New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan. Tourism Product Development Developing souvenir items in Katunggan it Ibajay, Pina Village , Hacienda Maria , Tangalan & Nabas. Enhancement of existing activities at proposed sites. Development of other tourism activities like cultural presentation in Katunggan it Ibajay, Hacienda Maria. Organic vegetable farming, fruit trees and cock fighting demo in Hacienda Maria. Priority Projects Location Human resource/Work force Development Training of human resources / frontline workers on basic tourism services ( tour/site guides, guest handling, housekeeping etc) for all the proposed sites( Katunggan it Ibajay, Pina Village, Basang Cold Springs, Jawili Falls& Beach and Hacienda Maria) Destination Marketing Website enhancement, Tour Package development ,Production of promotion and marketing collaterals ( brochures, maps, flyers, videos) tri -media activities for three sites like fam tours for media, bloggers etc. Enabling Policies and Programs All LEIPOs should undergo orientation on business and investment planning, Briefing for stakeholders in all proposed sites, Institutionalization of Tourism Statistics System, Institutionalization of Tourism Office and formulation of Tourism Development Plans, Formulation of LIIC , BPLS & System forTracking Economy Data.