Gubernatorial aspirant Atty. Juan N. Orola Jr., who have served our country’s tourism industry for almost forty years being the first Tourism Field Coordinator of Negros Occidental, Tourism Attaché of the Department of Tourism in Japan, Korea, North Asia, USA, North America and former Chairman of West Visayas Tourism Council is looking at tourism as a new industry in the Province of Negros Occidental.
“Tourism is now embedded in my blood that I could not resist but always think tourism, act tourism and speak tourism in any manner and in any way wherever there is a forum and the subject of which is tourism”, Orola said.
Agri-Tourism, Aqua-Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) are the tourism packages that can help the province’s economy and the marginalized sector according to Orola.
I believe that it is time now to introduce other industries in Negros Occidental complementing the sugar industry as tourism multiplier effect will have a positive impact in our socio-economic growth, and if given the opportunity to serve our province as Governor, I will institutionalize tourism as another industry in Negros Occidental and we will create Tourism and Trade Missions to promote our products especially in major markets and develop new destinations in our province, open up our province to local and international tourism; develop airports and seaports, Orola added.
The Platform of Government of Atty. Juan N. Orola Jr., includes Health, Job Creation, Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Investment, Overseas employment, Education and Sports for Youth Development, Infrastructure, Environment, and Reconciliation for peace.