PANGASINAN — The return of tourists to the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) and other tourist destinations in the city of Alaminos has begun as the province moved to Alert Level 1 from March 1-15 .
The City Tourism Office (CTO) recorded 49,277 tourist arrivals here in the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) from January to March 13.
Daily tourist capacity at Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) has been restored to 100%. Vaccination cards and valid IDs are always required for those visiting HNP where ziplining, banana boating, kayaking, snorkeling are some of the activities available on the islands.
The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), in collaboration with national and local government agencies, has also launched the “Operation SumVac 2022” program.
They are making rounds to make sure everyone is still meeting minimum public health standards.
The local government, under the leadership of Mayor Arth Bryan C. Celeste, ensured orderly, safe and meaningful visits to HNP and other tourist destinations in the city.
“Discover Lucap Park and Cent-Îles National Park! Hindi calls pandemya Hundred Islands National Park page and Lucap wharf and you are ready to go, I welcome you! Kita-kits ha? (Lucap Park and Cent-Îles National Park are waiting for you! The pandemic has not stopped our beautification of Cent-Îles National Park and Lucap Wharf. They are ready to welcome you again! See you there- low),” Celeste posted on her Facebook page.
The city’s tourism board said it hoped for an increase in tourist arrivals this year after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) lowered restrictions to Alert Level 1.
Meanwhile, various organizations including Task Force Isla, Bantay Dagat, the local motorboat association, tour guides, owners of hotels and transient establishments, street vendors and tourism staff have participated in an awareness seminar on environmental conservation, sexual harassment prevention and customer service at the Don Leopoldo Sison convention center last month.
The objective of the seminar was to deepen knowledge on aspects related to tourism.
It also served as preparation for the ever increasing number of tourists in the city.
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