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Planning for Sustainable Access of Upland Tourism Sites in the Cordillera Region, Philippines

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Alexis Fillone, Katrina Ganzon, Jan Nicolas

Travel and Tourism Research Association: Advancing Tourism Research Globally | University of Massachusetts | Published : 2019

Abstract

Most of the upland tourism sites in the Cordillera Region are either natural (e.g. waterfalls and caves) or man-made (e.g. rice terraces and hanging coffins). A significant number of tourists, both local and foreign, opt to bring their own private vehicles. With the flexibility afforded by bringing their own cars, tourists tend to disembark as near as possible to the tourist attraction. As a result, nearest town centers experience congestion. Vehicles are also observed to be parked at inappropriate and unsafe places such as open basketball courts, barangay plazas, and by the roadside. This study documents the existing travel characteristics and access behaviour of tourists in the towns of Sa..

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