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Eco-tourism in the Philippines: Educational and recreational value of the Alayan cave systems

Gallato, Cristina G. and Reamillo, Kristy Aireen Gallato and Valdez, Nena P. and Warokka, Ari and Abdullah, Haim Hilman (2012) Eco-tourism in the Philippines: Educational and recreational value of the Alayan cave systems. J. for Global Business Advancement, 5 (2). pp. 169-178. ISSN 1746-966X

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In this paper, we calculate the related costs of transport, food, accommodation and time involved as well as the rate of visits as compared to the costs, and the benefits from the Alayan Cave System (ACS), by using the Individual Travel Cost Method (ITCM) to determine the educational and recreational values of the site.Data came from the linear recreational demand for the site at the Department of Tourism - RO2 statistical records.We also determine the expenditures of the guests on off–site and on–site tourism–related activities and establishments to provide a more solid base for tourism policymakers, planners and decision makers in the region, towards a better tourism tax system for the sustainability of the ACS. Study outcomes provide insight into how the locals or indigenous people living nearby can take advantage of the benefits/opportunities derived from the site.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eco–tourism, educational values, recreational values, cave systems, linear probability, econometrics, cost–benefit analysis, tourism planning, tourist spending, tourists, tax systems, sustainability, sustainable development, indigenous people
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Cristina G. Gallato
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 02:32
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 02:32

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