Sagada calls for responsible tourism amid influx of visitors

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 17 2019 07:21 PM

MANILA - The local government of Sagada town in Mountain Province took to social media to ask its visitors to be responsible tourists.

In a series of posts on its Facebook page, the local government teamed up with residents to share their simple requests for tourists.

The campaign was also released in time for Holy Week, when many are expected to flock to popular destinations.

In one of the photos, a local tells visitors to always ask permission before taking photos.

 

Another local asks for respect for their cultures.

 

Tourists are also told that there is "no commercial sex" in Sagada.

 

Visitors are also advised to hire accredited tour guides for their safety and security.

 

Locals also ask tourists to conserve water.

 

Patience is also a must, especially in local restaurants, where dishes are usually made from scratch.

 

Tourists are likewise asked not to leave their garbage behind.

 

Lastly, visitors are advised to walk around town as much as possible.

 

The tourism boom in Sagada is partly attributed to Antoinette Jadaone's 2014 film “That Thing Called Tadhana,” which was set in Baguio and Sagada.