Factors that influence resorts’ development in the Municipality of Dauin, Philippines

Keywords: accommodation facilities, resorts development, tourism industry


It is essential to adapt and improve tourism supply in order to respond to new tourist demand dynamics. This study tries to find out the factors that influence resorts development in Municipality of Dauin, Negros Oriental using a descriptive survey. A researcher-made survey questionnaire was administered to twenty-two (22) registered resort operators, as recorded in the Municipal Treasurer’s Office. Specifically, the study aimed to identify the factors that influence resorts development in terms of recreational activities, resting and relaxation, personal values, social experiences, and enriching and learning experiences. Data were collected mainly from registered resort businesses, after which results were tabulated and analyzed.The findings show that resorts development has indeed made a significant impact on the tourism trade in the municipality. Recreational activities were the highest factor that contributed to the increased number of resorts in the area. This implies that tourists visit the resorts largely for recreation such as outdoor activities, sports, entertainment, fun, and doing something out of the ordinary.


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How to Cite
Tubog, M. V., & Tayco, R. O. (2017). Factors that influence resorts’ development in the Municipality of Dauin, Philippines. University of the Visayas - Journal of Research, 11(1), 99-104. Retrieved from http://uvjor.ph/index.php/uvjor/article/view/150