/ iko’development toor’izm /, n
1. moves communities from the margins to the mainstream; 2. builds local economy; 3. protects environment and habitat; 4. enhances cultural integrity; 5. respects diversity; 6. promotes cooperation and solidarity; 7. builds infrastructure in harmony with landscape, nature, culture and people.
Perspectives and Strategies of Ecodevelopment Tourism:
Moving Communities from the Margins to the Mainstream
Bestowed with an enchanting and bountiful natural environment, and islands rich in exquisite coral gardens and marine life, Marinduque is undeniably a haven for nature-trippers and discriminating travelers.
Long known to be a picturesque and gracious province, Cavite gleams with mountains, caves and falls, a scenic view of the Taal Volcano (a volcano within a lake), as well as historical sites that have defined significant national events, and partly characterized the Filipino identity.
Once upon a time there was a princess named Daragang Magayon… this is the beginning of one of the many legends the province around the Mayon is steeped in; legends, which are still told to explain the breathtaking beauty of Albay.
Famous for its nearly perfect-shaped Mayon Volcano, Albay possesses an array of natural and cultural wonders waiting to be discovered by adventurous and nature-loving tourists.
PRRM has recently partnered with Greenpeace Philippines in organizing a day tour targeting photo-enthusiasts, bloggers and media people as well as tour operators on a tour of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Morong. Coinciding with the Global Day of Action to observe the 90th day of the Fukushima Meltdown, the tour was primarily designed to drum up greater awareness on the inherent dangers of nuclear energy and the call for renewable energy and energy efficiency.