January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Business, Economics, Macroeconomics
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Climate change adaptation strategies of agri-tourism and nature-based tourism operators in the Bicol Region Georgina J. Bordado

Rationale 

Bicol region is fast becoming the number one tourism destination in Central Philippines, one of the four super regions designated as the “tourism hub” as govt’s devt. strategy Tourism in Bicol has been the fast growing industry contributing to its GDP.

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Agritourism is the crossroads of tourism and agriculture where the public visit working farms, ranches, to buy products, enjoy entertainment, participate in activities, eat locally grown food, and perhaps make overnight stays for an authentic experience.

Rationale 

Agritourism as engine for rural growth and tourism product development as policy motives Strategy to diversify product and expand benefits to rural areas as these are community-based and propoor

Rationale 

Nature-based tourism is travel that is focused on learning and experiencing about nature Primarily the tourism product packaged by the Dept Of Tourism R5 but still wanting on more agritourism products and services in the future to be globally competitive

Rationale 

However, Bicol is a disaster prone area, particularly with typhoons becoming intense and regular in occurrence due to climate change Imperative for agritourism and naturebased tourism operators to adapt to climate change for survival (increase revenue/income generation) and to continue/sustain attracting domestic and international tourists.

Objectives 

Provide profile of the agri-tourism and nature-based tourism sites in the region as to the 4A’s (attraction, activities,authentic rural food and amenities) Assess their vulnerability, level of awareness and adaptation strategies to climate change and income effects Identify problems encountered and coping mechanisms.

Objectives  

Identify support services availed. Recommend policy agenda and actions

Conceptual framework 

The 4 A’s of Tourism (Attractions, Activities, Authentic Rural Food, Amenities) Climate change and how it impacts on the 4 A’s of tourism Disaster Risk components and how vulnerability happens and how to manage risk and reduce/eliminate vulnerability Costs and returns from climate change adaptation

Methodology 

Respondents; Agri-tourism operators identified by DA RFU-5 particularly the GAWAD Saka awardees, Ecotourism sites/operators, concerned LGUs, agri- and ecotourists, other service providers to these agri-ecotourism sites such as DOT, DTI, DOST, NGOs, etc


Data collection: secondary and primary data, direct observation (triangulation), FGD Data Analysis: qualitative and quantitative,

Expected Output Profile of the operators and tourists and as to the 4A’s of tourism  Climate change adaptation strategies such as Disaster risk management strategies by type, location and gender Support services availed and technology and training needs Handbook/manual/book on these aspects 


Project 1 - Agri-tourism   

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Study Study Study Study Study Study

1 - … Cam Sur 2 - …….in Cam. Norte 3-…….in Albay 4…….in Sorsogon 5----in Catanduanes 6 ……in Masbate

Project 2 – Nature-based Tourism   

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Study Study Study Study Study Study

1……….in Cam. Sur 2……….in Cam Norte 3 …….in Albay 4-----in Sorsogon 5-----in Catanduanes 6----in Masbate

Budgetary Requirements  

Project 1 ----1 M Project 2 ------1.5 M

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