Officials in San Carlos City were recently notified by Green Destinations, a non-profit organization that campaigns for sustainable tourism, the city was going to be part of their Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2018.
“We have been notified that San Carlos City, Negros Occidental made it [on] the list,” affirmed San Carlos City Tourism Officer Philip Gerard Maisog.
According to Green Destinations, the first group of winners will be announced on September 27, with the publication of the top 100 scheduled for December 15.
San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor, Jr. called the recognition encouraging.
“This is the product of our effort to sustain the development in tourism,” he said. “This will also serve as an encouragement for us to continue and improve further our tourism efforts.”
“The implementation of [environmentally-friendly] programs will continue, especially [on] Sipaway Island and [at] mountain resorts,” the mayor added.
Last year, Lake Holon and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, and Bojo in Aloguinsan, Cebu, made last year’s list./WDJ