Pros And Cons Of Community Immersion In The Philippines

1197 Words5 Pages
2017
Faculty of Sports, Tourism and Social work
Department of Tourism & Northern Studies
EXF-0750, Autumn, 2017
Patricia Aida Linao
Community Immersion: The Pros and Cons

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Indigenous Tourism
3. Impact of Tourism to Indigenous people
The Why’s and What
4. Optimistic View
Critical and Adaptive View
5. Conclusion
6. Reference
7. Appendix

Introduction The Philippines is a land of cultural and natural diversity. Before the Spanish colonization the main settlers in the Philippines are mainly The Ati, Badjao, Igorots, Ilongots, Lumad, Mangayan, Negritos of Luzon, Palawan tribes and Tumandok.(https://www.slideshare.net/jhayrmoja/ung-kauri-mo-teh) . According to http://www.ph.undp.org/ , " estimated 12-17 million Indigenous peoples (IPs) belonging to the 110
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1996 pp.3-19; Hinch, T., and R. Butler. 1996. "Indigenous Tourism: A Common Ground for Discussion.). Introducing new ways to promote tourism is essential to cater to the dynamic and increasing need for change. Cultural or Community immersion is a unique and authentic way to introduce our Indigenous Filipinos. In this tourism method they are given the opportunity to showcase their arts, talents, natural resources and their way of living. In the article “Understanding Indigenous Tourism ,this type or mode of tourism is related… the belief that indigenous peoples are the preservers of the true human values and that they are close to nature than people in the tourists’ places of origin” (Pereiro, Xerado pg. 214 Understanding Indigenous Tourism; The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism). Filipino Indigenous community has always received the lowest credit, well in fact they should be

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