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Philippines urges Liberalization Policies to Increase Tourism

Following open policies around the world, the Philippines Travel Agencies Association is urging the Government to pursue open skies, more rational airline taxes and relaxed visa requirements. The Philippines Daily Inquirer reported:

” The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is urging the government to capitalize on the pocket open skies policy and to rationalize the airline tax regime to boost tourism in the country.
In an interview, PTAA president Aileen Clemente said the issuance of Executive Order No. 29, which directed the implementation of pocket open skies, was a huge step in the right direction. However, this should be fully leveraged by opening more gateways all over the country to fully take advantage of its benefits, Ms. Clemente said.

The government should also rationalize the airline tax regime to encourage more foreign airlines to operate in the country, Clemente added.” For more details click here.

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