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Iligan City to regulate visitors’ entry to various tourist destinations

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The city government of Iligan-Committee on Tourism has conducted a second and final public hearing on the proposed ordinance regulating the entry of individuals on certain tourist attractions in the city, an official said.

Councilor Sol Bacsarpa, head of the Committee on Tourism, said that barangay officials from different villages with tourist attractions were invited in the hearing.

Discussed during the hearing were the policy and guidelines to ensure the safety of the tourists who would visit the caves, waterfalls and other tourist destinations in the city.

The proposed ordinance also provides for penalties and fees for scientific, educational, recreational and tourism purposes.

“The committee also agreed to conduct training for tour guides and porters and establish fees for safety provisions of our city’s tourist attractions,” Bacsarpa said.

“Safety and security are vital to provide quality in tourism. More than any economic activity, the success or failure of a tourism destinations depend on being able to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors,” the official added.