via SunStar.com, 13 May 2019: Community-based tourism to the hanging coffins of Sagada and other cave sites.
Locals are now taking control of the state of tourism in Sagada with Mayor James Pooten working with the private sector to take control of tourism in the town.
Tracey Santiago of Icomos Philippines and advocate of responsible tourism is helping the local government unit (LGU) in crafting the tours while Ben Francia of Francia Digital Marketing is also helping with the new tourism website.
“It is hoped that with all these new initiatives by the LGU, local stakeholders will be able to benefit more from tourism and foot and vehicle traffic can easily be regulated,” Santiago said.
Santiago said the website is being constructed to simplify registration processes for tourism. Eventually, the fee of P50 for tourism registration can soon be paid online including the tour packages.