Palaui Island wins ASEAN Award

Palaui Island may be previously tagged to the American television series “Survivor” but the international recognition of this local paradise isn’t ending there.

Cagayan Valley’s little island gem was recently declared one of the winners of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community-Based Tourism Award for 2019-2021.

It was announced at the ASEAN Tourism Forum held January 18, 2019, in Halong City, Vietnam. Palaui is 1.25 kilometers offshore from Santa Ana and is part of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport which is managed and operated by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA).

The area is a protected landscape and seascape in 1994 by Presidential Proclamation No. 447 and has lived out the true concept of sustainable tourism.

Tourism in Palaui Island is built on its community. Community-based tourism contributes a strong economic incentive to its island residents, paving the way for strengthened environmental protection.

News source: Manila Bulletin

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