A Sectoral Assessment of the Level of Awareness of Tourism Laws in Metro Manila
SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies (SSRG-IJEMS) – Volume 2, Issue 4, July to Aug 2015
7 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2015
Date Written: August 2, 2015
This study assessed the level of awareness of tourism laws by tourism establishments (as represented by their managers and supervisors) across all sectors using the four geographic areas (Districts) of Metro Manila (i.e. Capital District, Eastern Manila District, Northern Manila District [CAMANAVA], Southern Manila District) as research locale with 100 as respondents to a 60-item gradient scale questionnaire. The sample was determined through Slovin’s formula with 10% margin of error.
The findings of this study confirm that the level of awareness of tourism laws by tourism establishments (as represented by their managers and supervisors) is low and unacceptable. As assessed by the respondents, the overall average response of tourism establishments on the level of awareness of tourism laws based on the 60 essential and general laws applicable to all sectors of the industry is only at 21%. Moreover, the level of awareness of tourism laws by tourism establishments are significantly different across the 8 sectors namely: Lodging and Accommodation establishments (LA), Food and Beverage establishments (FBE), Travel and Trade Services establishments (TT), Transport Service establishments (TR), Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events/Exhibits (MI), Tourist Attractions (TA), Government (GO), Academe (AC).
In devising recommendations, it is important that the government plays a vital role in enacting, implementing and interpreting Philippine tourism laws that would lead to the ultimate awareness by various sectors in the Philippine tourism industry namely: lodging and accommodation establishments, food & beverage establishments, travel and trade service establishments, transport service establishments, MICE, tourist attractions, various government agencies (i.e. local government units) and the academe. Without the government’s proactive participation, the recommendations will be deemed useless.
Keywords: Philippine tourism laws, tourism laws, tourism, tourism industry, tourism establishments
JEL Classification: H70, I28, K10, K20, K19, K29, K23, K30, K39, L83, N45
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation