Growing Local Economies Innovation. Collaboration. Local Action. Batch 3 Tourism Circuit Plans & Priority Projects Activity Updates LGSP-LED Tourism Circuit Mapping Exercises for 11 Provinces/9 TDAs June 19-20 Legazpi – Donsol (Albay-Sorsogon) June 12-13 Northern Panay (Aklan-Antique) Northern Iloilo Bacolod-Silay (Negros Occidental Samal Island (Davao del Norte) June 24-25 Busuanga-Coron (Palawan) Northern Cebu Dumaguete-to-Manjuyod (Negros Oriental) Siquijor Mapping the tourism service centers and priority attraction sites Assessment of competitiveness gaps and investment needs for each priority attraction site or tourism service center Workshop outputs: Priority Projects for main tourism sites and for tourism circuit as a whole • Tourism business development through product development and marketing • Infrastructure development • Enabling policies, programs, and projects for more competitive tourism sector Batch 3 Tourism Circuit Development Projects COMMON CHALLENGES: 1. Site and product development to encourage longer length of stay 2. Workforce development as competitiveness factor 3. Destination marketing to boost tourist arrivals 4. Investment promotion for improved tourism businesses, facilities and infrastructure 5. Strengthening LGUs to implement enabling policies, programs, and support services for a more competitive, inclusive tourism sector Sustainable aqua-based tourism development for inclusive growth and employment in NORTHERN PALAWAN Busuanga Culion Coron Linapacan *Linapacan is not identified *El Nido is part of the circuit Source: Provincial Tourism Office Source: 2nd Palawan Tourism Conference ALBAY-SORSOGON: Investment promotion and and tourism product development for increased arrivals and longer stays ALBAY Strengthening Legazpi as MICE and tourism hub, with new activities around Mayon and islands SORSOGON Enhancing year-round ecotourism and special interest marine activities around Donsol & Pilar NORTHERN ANTIQUE Ecotourism development and branding for the Northern Panay Peninsula Leveraging Boracay Island for inclusive tourism in Northern Panay NORTHERN AKLAN Workforce development, MSME productmarket linkage, and investment promotion for the Kalibo-Malay Corridor NORTHERN ILOILO: Investment promotion and MSME development for economic recovery Silay City Heritage District Lakawon Island (Cadiz) Talisay Heritage Poblacion Bacolod CBD; BREDCO; Paglaum Sports Complex; Panaad sa Negros; Sum-ag River ecotourism and cruise Paradiso Beach (Pontevedra) Danjugan Island Investment promotion and product development for the Heritage Gateway to NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Investment promotion and marketing for the NEGROS ORIENTAL tourism road map from Dumaguete to Bais and Manjuyod 1. Dumaguete City MICE, Leisure, Education 2. Dauin - Diving and Marine 3. Manjuyod - Sun and Beach 4. Bais City - Sun and Beach 5. Tanjay - Farm, Food and Cultural To Dumaguete City Sandugan Beach and Larena port area Siquijor Port and Town inc. St. Francis Assisi Church Mt. Bandilaan Nature Park Landing strip incl. Butterfly sanctuary, Cantabon Cave Tulapos Marine Sanctuary Salagdoong Beach and Forest (Maria) San Juan Cluster: Beach resorts and dive sites; Paradise Bay, Lugnason Falls, Capilay Spring Park Century-old Balete Lazi Convent/ San Isidro Church and Cambugahay Falls Investment promotion and product development to position SIQUIJOR ISLAND for ecotourism, resorts, and culture Investment promotion and product development for tourism recovery in Bantayan and Malapascua, NORTHERN CEBU Talikud Island as a business-friendly and sustainable tourism development model for inclusive employment and MSME growth in the Island Garden City of Samal and DAVAO DEL NORTE Supporting the Tourism Circuit Development Initiatives in the Batch 3 LGUs BATCH 3 TOURISM CIRCUIT MAPS & PRIORITIES DILG Business-Friendly & Competitive LGUs LGU Capacity Development for investment promotion (LEIPO, LIIC), LGU business planning, streamlined transactional services, LED information, etc. Description of the Circuit STAG-LG Workforce Development Program Tourist Markets/Visitor Arrivals LGSP-LED LOCAL WORKPLANS Supply of Tourism Enterprises, Facilities, and Employment Enabling Environment for LED and Tourism PRIORITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS TA and training for Investment Promotion TA and training for Product Development Training for Workforce Development TA for Destination Marketing TA and training for LGU policies and programs to support the tourism sector (e.g. statistics) Potential NGA Support for LGSP-LED Sites BATCH 3 TOURISM CIRCUIT MAPS & PRIORITIES Description of the Circuit Infrastructure Support: DPWH, DOTC, TIEZA; USAID COMPETE; DILG PRMF, SLRF, and Kalsada projects Tourist Markets/Visitor Arrivals Product Development: DOT Product Portfolio; DTI MSME programs; GIZ PRO-GED; DOST SET-UP; DOTDSWD-USAID One-Step; DSWD SLP; DENR Ecotourism; DA Agritourism; DILG-DBM-DSWDNAPC Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Supply of Tourism Enterprises, Facilities, and Employment Workforce Development: DOT ADB-Canada CIT Project; DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program; DOLE and TESDA skills training; Enabling Environment for LED and Tourism Destination Marketing: DOT Tourism Promotions Board; DTI Market linkage and branding support PRIORITY PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS LGU Capacity Development: DOT capdev for tourism officers, statistics, Accreditation; DTI BPLS & investment promotion Maraming salamat po.