Manila, Oct. 13 -- Local government units (LGUs) are encouraged to craft their tourism development plan as the province gears for the new normal.

"This is timely for next year. They can start planning right now on how they are going to do with their tourism promotions, especially that we are approaching the new normal. So hopefully, they are going to start their projects and their tourism initiatives," Iloilo tourism officer Gilbert Marin said in an interview Tuesday.

He said currently, only the town of Calinog has formulated its plan.

Marin said he hoped more towns will seek the help of his office in coming up with the direction for their tourism sector.

Apart from crafting their tourism development plan, he also called on LGUs to star...