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Tourism Act of 2009 (RA 9593): A Primer

You may have noticed the schedule of the next big sale at the mall. But you may not have noticed that on 12 May 2009, the President signed the Tourism Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9593; full text). We have a prior discussion on Philippine tourism, so it’s surprising that we missed discussing this related law. But let’s make up for it by having this long series of discussions on RA 9593, also  known as the Tourism Act of 2009. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009 (RA 9593): A Primer

Tourism Act of 2009: Increased Tourist Access

[This is Part 2/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

International and Domestic Tourist Travel. – The DOT shall increase and improve the accessibility of the Philippines to domestic and foreign tourists. To enhance the standards of transportation services for tourist use, the DOT and the relevant government agencies shall develop an integrated, one-stop shop system for the speedy issuance of franchises and accreditation for tourism transport operators. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Increased Tourist Access

Tourism Act of 2009: Incentives

[This is Part 3/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

Who has authority to grant incentives? The TIEZA has exclusive jurisdiction to grant the incentives provided in this law. In the grant of incentives, it shall give equal preference to: (i) large investments; (ii) those with great potential for employment generation; and (iii) those of local small and medium enterprises. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Incentives

Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)

[This is Part 4/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), which shall have an authorized capital of P250 Million fully subscribed by the National Government, shall be under the supervision of the Secretary and attached to the DOT for purposes of program and policy coordination.

The TIEZA shall be exempt from the payment of corporate income tax. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)

Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZ)

This is Part 5/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.

The TIEZA shall designate TEZs, upon the recommendation of any LGU or private entity, or through joint ventures between the public and the private sectors. Such designation shall be subject to the provisions of this law and to minimum requirements which the TIEZA shall subsequently promulgate. Any geographic area may be designated as a TEZ, provided it has the following characteristics: Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZ)

Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) and the Tourism Promotions Fund

[This is Part 6/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

What is the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB)? This is a body corporate created under this law, which shall have an authorized capital of P250 Million which shall be fully subscribed by the National Government. It is under the supervision of the DOT Secretary and attached to the DOT for purposes of program and policy coordination. The TPB shall formulate and implement an integrated domestic and international promotions and marketing program for the DOT. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) and the Tourism Promotions Fund

Tourism Act of 2009: Shared Responsibilities of National and Local Governments

[This is Part 7/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

Coordination between National and Local Governments. – The DOT, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Local Government Unites (LGUs) shall integrate and coordinate local and national plans for tourism development. The DOT, the TPB and the TIEZA shall prioritize promotion and development assistance for LGUs which successfully adopt and implement their tourism development plans. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: Shared Responsibilities of National and Local Governments

Tourism Act of 2009: The Department of Tourism (DOT)

[This is Part 8/8 of the discussion on Republic Act No. 9593, also known as The Tourism Act of 2009. Link to other parts found below.]

What is the mandate of the Department of Tourism (DOT)? The DOT is the primary planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and regulatory government agency in the development and promotion of the tourism industry, both domestic and international, in coordination with attached agencies and other government instrumentalities. It shall instill in the Filipino the industry’s fundamental importance in the generation of employment, investment and foreign exchange. Continue reading Tourism Act of 2009: The Department of Tourism (DOT)

The Tourism Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9593; full text)

[See also: Main Primer: Tourism Act of 2009 (RA 9593); The Department of Tourism (DOT); Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZ); Shared Responsibilities of National and Local Governments; Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) and the Tourism Promotions Fund; Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA); Incentives; Increased Tourist Access; Full text of R.A. 9593]

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9593

AN ACT DECLARING A NATIONAL POLICY FOR TOURISM AS AN ENGINE OF INVESTMENT, EMPLOYMENT, GROWTH AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND STRENGTHENING THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND ITS ATTACHED AGENCIES TO EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY IMPLEMENT THAT POLICY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR Continue reading The Tourism Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9593; full text)