Ecotourism in Polillo island is a form of sustainable tourism within a natural and cultural heritage area where community participation, protection and management of natural resources, cultural and indigenous knowledge and practices, environmental education and ethics as well as economic benefits are fostered and pursued for the enrichment of host communities and satisfaction of visitors. Ecotourism helps in sustaining the development of the country as it aims to protect our natural resources, on which the ecotourism industry depends. Ecotourism aims to minimize impact, build environmental and cultural awareness and respect, provide positive experiences for both visitor and hosts, provide direct financial benefits and empowerment for local people, and for raise sensitivity to host countries’ political, environmental and social climate. (http:www.polilioisland.com/) Tourism is a travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines as people “ traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes. Tourism is important and in some cases vital for many countries such as France, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, United States, United Kingdom, Spain Italy, and Thailand, and many Island nations, such as the Bahamas, Fiji, Maldives, Philippines and the Seychelles: it brings in large amount of income in payments for goods and services and creates opportunities for employment in the service industries associated with tourism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Polillo Island is located thirty kilometers off the northeastern coast of Quezon Province, Luzon, in the Philippines. Facing the Pacific Ocean, twenty- five kilometers East of Luzon. It is separated from the island of Luzon by the Polillo Straight. It is an apt name because aside from the plentiness of seafood, the islands also boast of its amazing terrestrial resources some of which can be found nowhere else in the Philippines, much less the whole world. The environment is quiet peaceful and simple. Simple as it may the lifestyle may be, the Polillos have much more to offer, which many of its residents are even unaware of, and these are the rich biological resources found in this part of the country. (http//en.en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Ecotourism in the Philippines) The researcher therefore proposed to assess the facilities of Isla Polillo Beach Resort in Barangay Bucao Polillo, Quezon. To give people much knowledge on how they appreciate the resort and the management to know other techniques and strategies in improving beach resort.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study aims to make an assessment of the Management Operation, facilities and services of Isla Polillo Beach Resort at Barangay Bucao Polillo, Quezon. Specifically it sought to answers to the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:
2.3 Civil Status
2.4 Monthly Income
2. How do the respondents Assess Isla Polillo Beach Resort in terms of: 3.5 Facilities
3. What are the Strategies and Techniques Utilized by the Management of Isla Polillo Beach Resort to Promote their Facilities? 4. How did the following Factors affect the Local Tourism Industry of Polillo, Quezon. 5.6 increase Employment
5.7 increase the revenue of the local government of Polillo, Quezon.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this study was to help to give a benefit to the concerned group below. This research is focuses on the facilities of Isla Polillo Beach Resort. This research would give people much knowledge on how they manage and appreciate the resort facilities. They can also learn the strength and weaknesses of...