By Business Mirror October 20, 2019
THE country continues to gain prominence among many international travelers and tourists.
With more than 7,000 islands offering numerous, yet, distinct flavors and thrilling adventures, it is not at all surprising to see the country’s tourism sector steadily thriving and consequently fueling progress across regions. As Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat herself said, Philippine tourism is at its “most exciting times and is currently among the sought-after destinations by many foreign travelers.”

Arterra Resort and Residences offer stunning views of Magellan Bay
In fact, recent reports have shown that international arrivals reached an all-time high of 7.2 million in 2018, up from the 6.62 million recorded the previous year. This is a clear indication that world travelers have already started to take notice of the Philippines and deem it to be a part of their own bucket list.
As the Department of Tourism remains optimistic of hitting its goal of 10 million foreign tourist arrivals by 2022, Philippine real-estate developers are, meanwhile, encouraged to take a more active part and look into creating resort facilities and accommodations that would allow for the  perfect vacation for tourists.
“Santa Lucia Land believes in the country’s strong potential to become one of the preferred destinations of many thrill seekers, vacationers and backpackers from all over the world, and hence, we have diversified our portfolio to meet such a growing demand. In fact, we have long recognized the need to build such facilities and developments, that’s why we have ventured and invested early on in resorts, condotels and hotels. We can say that we have long prepared for the steady influx of tourists,” said Santa Lucia Land President Exequiel Robles.
Sotogrande Davao
“These are world-class destinations providing a relaxing, memorable stay, which help us make that favorable first impression among tourists,” he further said.
Santa Lucia Land has various resort development projects and hotels that serve as the ideal second home for travelers. It has the Splendido Hotel, situated in breezy Tagaytay that offers scenic views; Aquamira Resort in Tanza, Cavite; Arterra Resort and Residences, which offer stunning views of Magellan Bay and Vistamar Resort, both located in Cebu; Club Morrocco in Subic; and a number of Sotogrande Hotels spread across the country. These projects are poised to provide travelers a really good time while exploring other thrilling activities that the country has to offer.
“We see our resort and leisure developments as a strong contributor to our business portfolio, that’s why we also make sure that we continue to improve on our offerings. The recent influx of tourists in the country and the sustained interest of many travelers to go to the Philippines have encouraged us to further strengthen this side of our business. Through our resorts and hotels, we also hope to give travelers the most genuine form of hospitality we are famous for,” Robles said.
“As the government continues to entice travelers to come to our country, we, at Santa Lucia Land, will also make sure that we do our part well. After all, we build our resort and leisure developments the same way we build our homes and communities and thus, guests are assured to have only the best and most memorable experiences. Our hotels serve as a perfect second home and a perfect jump-off point to many enjoyable and fun adventures in the country,” he concluded.

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