Provincial Planning and Development Office
I am a student of the Development Academy of the Philippines. I would like to ask your good office as to the percentage share of tourism to the overall economy of the province.
Hi Ms. Ramos,
Tourism and agriculture are the 2 major economic drivers of the province of Bohol. However, agriculture plays a much bigger role in the economy of the province than tourism, Bohol being an agricultural province. Bohol’s agriculture sector remains to be the major source of employment and livelihood, with 42% of the province’s population working or dependent on agriculture (NSO).
Bohol’s tourism industry has grown and developed significantly starting the early part of 2000. At the moment, we don’t have a data or study on the percentage contribution of tourism to the economy of Bohol, but we have some information that will be useful to get an idea of the share of tourism. Below is the tourism industry income projections derived from the tourist expenditure data from the Bohol Tourism Master Plan (BTMP), as well as a copy of BTMP Chapter 7- Industry Income Projections. You may also refer to the Bohol Tourism Master Plan itself, especially in Chapter 7 – Industry Income Projections, which you may download from this page: http://www.ppdobohol.lgu.ph/plan-reports/development-plans/tourism-master-plan/
TOURISM INDUSTRY INCOME PROJECTIONS Moderate Projection Tourist Expenditure in Billion Pesos Province of Bohol
Source : Master Plan Report for the Tourism Master Plan and Pre-Feasibility Study on the Tourism Clusters of Bohol (Chap.7-7) Assumptions: International Traveller – would spend $120 perday outside of external travel expenses – 2-3 nights average stay – 10% of total international visitors will stay overnight – 20% will book for 2 nights – 70% will book for 4 nights Domestic Visitors – One-half of total Domestic Visitors are are day visitors who do not require accommodation – Day-Tourists expenditure is mainly on food and tour expenses (70% of budget) – Domestic visitors, same no. of days stay with those of international tourists Approximate Pattern of Spending Accommodation (Daily) 40% Food 20% Transport (Internal) 10% Tours 20% Souvenirs 10%
I am conducting a research on the Engagement of LGUs in Sustainable Tourism in Bohol. I would like to inquire if your latest Tourism Master Plan is the one you released last 2008.. When will you publish a new Tourism Master Plan?
If there’s any relevant data about the tourism industry and the role of LGUs in Bohol that you can share, I would really appreciate it.
Hi Hanna, there is no plan of updating the Bohol Tourism Master Plan as yet. It is however a long-term plan and is still applicable up to now. However, another plan is on the process of updating, in which the Tourism Sector is a part of. Currently, the updating process is still on the data generation and discussion for the situationer. In case it might help you, please click HERE to download a zipped presentation file on the current tourism situation of the Province of Bohol.