Sustainable Tourism Development Strategy, Boracay, Western Visayas, Philippines
In Boracay, the major destination resort, Guimaras, one of the poorest provinces in the country at the time, and Palawan — EPI worked with CUI and local governments to develop comprehensive sustainable tourism plans. From development guidelines and marketing, to solid and liquid waste management, EPI used analytical and participatory methods, to develop a strategy supported by governance structure for these important locations.
“The early work the Canadian Urban Institute did with you on economic development in the Philippines, including the manual testing, made an early contribution to the country’s local economic development framework that has emerged over the past few years and is now promoting an explosion of collaboration between local governments and their private sector. I still see your red UN manual on people’s desks all over the world [see Trousdale et. al., 2005] You share so much credit for the changes we’ve seen.”
Former Director of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI)’s International Division