Statistics and tourism growth

Statistics and tourism growth

Statistics and tourism growth

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Statistics is very important in promoting sustainable development for a progressive country. By analyzing the data given, we will know who excels and needs assistance and guidance. This is why the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Bataan Provincial Statistical Office kicked off the celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month (NSM) yesterday, October 9, at the Bataan Tourism Center, this City.
The NSM was first observed in 1990 when Former President Corazon C. Aquino signed Presidential Proclamation No. 647, declaring the month of October of every year as NSM.
The NSM celebration aims to promote, enhance and instill awareness and appreciation on the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society as well as to elicit the cooperation and support of the general public in upgrading the quality and standards of statistics in the country.
Researcher from Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Ms. Leslie R. Jorge, presented her research related on tourism, like the competency of the students who graduated with a degree in Tourism; if they get jobs related to their course. Ms. Marianita G. Sarmiento also from BPSU discussed the employability of tourism graduates.
Ms. Ledesma L. Morante, Chief Statistical Specialist, welcomed the participants from various institutions like the Philippine Ports Authority, Municipality of Orion, Crown Royale Hotel, Philippine Information Agency, and the Provincial Planning and Development Office. She said that the inflation rate of Bataan is the lowest among the provinces in Central Luzon based on September 2018 data.
Ms. Grace Leaño of Bataan Tourism Center said that statistics is very important, for by analyzing data, they identify what tourist destinations have high tourist arrivals and the ones that need help.
Ms. Danica Lolita Tigas discussed important statistical data of Bataan Tourism like total tourist destinations, establishments, and total number of tourists. She said that based on the data from 2014 – 2017, the total number of tourist arrivals in Bataan had already reached 1,260,000. They exceeded the target that by 2020, Bataan will have a total of 1,000,000 tourist arrivals.
In his closing remarks, Mr. Francisco P. Corpuz – the Supervising Statistical Specialist of PSA – Bataan, said that “knowledge is power to development, that’s why it is important to gather data to give better service to the people”.

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