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Brgy. Bojo in Aloguinsan, Cebu luggage UNWTO greatest tourism village award

MADRID, Spain – With tourism promotion amongst native communities bearing fruit, a neighborhood suburb bagged the Greatest Tourism Village Award from the United Nations World Tourism Group.

Bojo river mouth into the open sea
Bojo river mouth into the open sea

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her elation with the most recent growth, recognizing the “outstanding work” of the local people in Bojo by means of the Bojo Aloguinsan Ecotourism Affiliation or BAETAS and the sturdy help of the municipality of Aloguinsan.

Listing of Greatest Tourism Villages by United Nations World Tourism Group (UNWTO) for 2021:

  • Bekhovo, Russian Federation
  • Bkassine, Lebanon
  • Bojo, Philippines
  • Caspalá, Argentina
  • Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
  • Cuetzalan del Progreso, Mexico
  • Cumeada, Portugal
  • Gruyères, Switzerland
  • Batu Puteh, Malaysia
  • Kaunertal, Austria
  • Le Morne, Mauritius
  • Lekunberri, Spain
  • Maní, Mexico
  • Misfat Al Abriyeen, Oman
  • Miyama, Japan
  • Mokra Gora, Serbia
  • Morella, Spain
  • Mustafapasa, Turkey
  • Nglanggeran, Indonesia
  • Niseko, Japan
  • Nkotsi Village, Rwanda
  • Outdated Grand Port, Mauritius
  • Olergesailie, Kenya
  • Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Pano Lefkara, Cyprus
  • Pica, Chile
  • Pochampally, India
  • Puerto Williams, Chile
  • Radovljica, Slovenia
  • Rijal Alma’a, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Testo Alto, Brazil
  • Saas-Payment, Switzerland
  • San Cosme y Damián, Paraguay
  • San Ginesio, Italy
  • Sidi Kaouki, Morocco
  • Solcava, Slovenia
  • Soufli, Greece
  • Tarakli, Turkey
  • The Purple Island, Republic of Korea
  • Ungok Village, Republic of Korea
  • Valposchiavo, Switzerland
  • Wonchi, Ethiopia
  • Xidi, China
  • Yucun, China

“A neighborhood vacation spot being inducted into the UNWTO Greatest Tourism Villages Program on its pilot 12 months is a testomony to the Philippines’ dedication to sustainable tourism growth from the nationwide stage all the way down to the grassroots,” stated Puyat.

“The wealth of our pure sources and unmatched hospitality stays our key power as we try for the reopening of the trade to worldwide vacationers anchored on the precept of secure and sustainable tourism,” she added.

Tourism Officer-in-Cost-Undersecretary Verna Buensuceso and Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Jones Lhuiller obtained the award in Madrid on December 2 (Thursday) on behalf of the Philippines.

The UNWTO’s pilot initiative acknowledged 44 villages from 32 nations that stood out for his or her pure and cultural sources in addition to for his or her progressive and transformative actions and dedication to tourism growth in step with the sustainable growth objectives or SDG.

Likewise, the stated program has been launched to advance the function of tourism as a software for rural growth–with its intention to worth and safeguard rural villages together with their related landscapes and data techniques amongst others.

Bojo is known for its river, hills, underwater pure sources, mangroves, birds, and accountable locals with the Bojo River Eco-Cultural Tour as its essential tourism exercise–managed by the BAETAS.

BAETAS offers an eco-cultural river tour with mangrove ecology, fowl and wildlife lectures–the revenue from which was shared among the many native authorities, group fund, barangay fund in addition to the wages and cost to its suppliers.

The stated Tour was ranked by Inexperienced Locations among the many High 100 International Sustainable Locations in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Additional, Brgy. Tenani within the Province of Samar has been chosen to take part within the UNWTO’s Improve Programme of the Greatest Tourism Villages–receiving the Group’s help in bettering parts of the areas recognized as gaps within the analysis course of.

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