Friday, March 7, 2008

Summer, here we come!

My mom's early morning call prompted me to salivate over my next trip to Bora.

The Catholic celebration of the Holy Week will probably jumpstart the country’s summer splash for 2008. For a lot of eager tourists, the preparations started way earlier. By the end of last year, a lot of people were already making inventories of their frequent flier miles and mabuhay club mileage points and trying to use to book for cheap flights to Boracay, Cebu and other summer destinations. I hope that there will be no more coup attempts, street violence, kidnappings and any negative event that will sabotage the tourism industry. This country has just started to move forward and for the gains to trickle down to the farthest corners of the economy, we need a few more years of sustained growth. We are not talking about a mere 5% GDP growth here. If possible, we should gain double digit growth for the next 5 years.

1 comment:

Sidney said...

Sorry but those grow figures are not really realistic... there is a recession going on in the US and in parts of Europe.
This will affect the Philippines. Add to this the political instability... and one scandal after the other...
I am quite pessimistic... :-(


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