It was learned from
Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla that the provincial government
of Leyte, through the Leyte Tourism and Investment Promotions Center (LTIPC),
is planning to join international trade and investment fair in
and one other country in Europe within the year.
The governor said
tourism and economic boost in the province could come in good and
viable investments from interested and dependable investors in and
outside the country.
fair, the governor said, is one way not only to promote the locality
but also to encourage investors and businesses to come.
It also intends to
provide linkages between and among the private sector groups and the
government agencies and instrumentalities. Joining international fairs
is opening the door of opportunities for the province even wider.
“We are looking at
trade and fairs to give us the opportunity to show our capabilities,
our products and our market,” Gov. Petilla said.
He added going global
in Leyte’s ‘selling mission’ is hoped to lead the influx of
investments in the province and the region and the creation of
employment opportunities for the people.
Tourism wise, the
province has earlier identified island beach getaways, diving and
eco-tourism spots, spa and wellness attractions, as well as cultural
destinations as the province’s main offerings to travel trade players
in trade exhibitions.
government is not a good investor. We cannot do this on our own, we
rather need investors to invest on us,” Gov. Petilla said.
Still high on his
priority list, he added, is for the province to have a “destination
hotel” that could lure tourists and provide jobs for the locals.
Meanwhile, earlier in
March this year, the
through the Department of Trade and Industry Leyte Provincial Office,
showcased export quality products at the National Trade Fair 2011 in
These export quality products were from the gifts, decors, and
handicrafts sector. The Leyte producers had the opportunity to meet
new buyers particularly institutional buyers in Manila.