Do you know that feeling when you just want to escape all the stress in the world? Drive to the beach, breathe in the salty air, and bury those feet in the warm, smooth sand. As much as you enjoy going to school or work, you still have to take time off and unwind. Often, the dilemma is where to go, given that many only have two days off in a week. Thanks to the Philippines’ 7,107 islands, Filipinos do not have to go far for a good vacation spot. But how do you choose where to go and which resort to pick? Luckily, the Diving & Resort Travel Expo provided its visitors the scoop on the greatest places and the perfect diving itineraries on your time off. From September 11 to 13, the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall was filled with tourists, divers, marine conservationists, and anyone who loves the beach and underwater world.
It is no secret that the Philippines has impeccable beaches and diving spots. This is why people from various countries opt to visit the Philippine shores to do some underwater activities on their spare time. In fact, we got a chance to speak with a diver originally from Japan. During her visit to Bohol two decades ago, she was left in awe of the Philippines that she decided to leave her life in Japan and settle here instead. Because of this bold move, she is free to enjoy the beaches that are now at the end of her fingertips anytime.
Seeing how tourists appreciate the beauty of our islands, we, Filipinos, should also do the same. We do not need to look far to get a relaxing and astounding view. We only need to look around and appreciate what we have. Foreign visitors have been a huge part of our economy. Lexcode sees this as a great opportunity for businessmen who own the resorts and diving spots to attract more foreign clients and invite them to see the beautiful islands we have. This is also the best time to use their native language in promoting what we can offer. Through this, it will be more enticing for them to come to our country.