September 29, 2012, 6:41pm
COTABAO CITY - The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has conducted a forum tackling multi-sectoral perspective on the advancement of the tourism industry in the region. In line with the celebration with World Tourism Day, the discussion was premised on the “Path to Peace” with insights from security forces, legislators and tourism advocates underlying current stature of ARMM. “Sustainable community-based tourism development generates economic benefits whereas partnership with the security sector is a must, given that peace and tourism development work alongside,” DOT Regional Secretary Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri said. (Nonoy E. Lacson)