Although endowed with many fine beaches and a growing tourism industry, for the tourism in the Philippines to really flourish, we should recognize the need for better infrastructures, roads, airports, seaports, quality accommodations and the involvement of the people in promoting and preserving our tourism sites. But one thing that we miss is having decent and clean public toilets in many of the tourist spots and attractions in the Philippines.
These public toilets are not limited to those on our tourism sites, they are also the ones provided by business establishments, shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants and food shops, parks, cinemas, theatres, public resorts, MRT and LRT stations, ports and airports, bus terminals, gasoline stations, among many others. The use of these facilities is generally open to the public or exclusive to the customers of the establishment.
One of the most overlooked facts is that "cleaner public toilets are essential" for travelers to enjoy local tourist spots and attractions. Tourists need to be assured that their basic needs are met while travelling. Many tourists would avoid visiting a certain tourist attraction due to the lack of facilities, specifically clean toilets.
Travellers are often turned-off with the condition in some of the public toilets in the Philippines. Toilets that are unmaintained, dirty, lacks in supply of clean water, unsafe, unsanitary and with broken facilities and the likes are just some of the things that would make any tourist think twice before visiting a place. Can you imagine the lost in revenue that bad and unsanitary toilets could cost?
Access to a clean toilet is one's basic need. Anyone, who has ever been in a dirty and unsanitary public toilet, will value a clean and "safe to use" toilet. With this, I would like to call the attention of our government agencies, the business owners, citizens and tourism stakeholders that it's time to look at this aspect of tourism. This should be addressed and something must be done here.
We should consider that cleaner toilets would mean better health and better tourism. The size, appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of public toilets should be a high priority. If tourists visiting the local attractions were provided with clean toilets, users would be happy, satisfied and have a good experience. In return, this would mean better tourism for the Philippines.
Let's Join Domex Philippines' "One Million Clean Toilets Campaign" to Educate Public on Basic Toilet Hygiene!
NOTE: This is a sponsored post as part of the "One Million Clean Toilets Campaign" of Domex Philippines.
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