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Oct 30, 2007

MVA and Tourism and the Eagle Rays

Two months left and it's 2008. What has the local tourism agency done so far to further promote the island as one of the Pacific's top diving sites? Yes, they've participated in conventions in Japan and neighboring islands to promote the CNMI. Recent blogs (reading from various posts) that the Eagle Rays are now getting extinct? I had the chance to speak with diving icon Mike Tripp and hearing from him as he shared with business leaders before that something should be done to protect the eagle rays that are endemic to the CNMI waters.

I had the privilege to keep a copy of his DVD and when I saw the eagle rays marauding the bottom of the shallow waters around Saipan, it was like a miracle under the sea. I didn't know that the CNMI has these sea wonders.

Tripp shared that in Cayman Islands, the eagle rays or stingrays are one of the tourist destinations there reaping $9 million annually from tourists. An international organization mentioned that the CNMI is very lucky to have the advantage of seeing the eagle rays on shallow waters or near the shores. Something that should attract tourists.

Is it really complicated to market the CNMI with its strong points? Everything is interrelated. Enhancing the airport is also one development for the tourists. However, should we start first with the actual destinations here on the island? Beautifying them and promoting them? Is it really a long way to go for the CNMI? I know, I know at the rate we're going in terms of the number of the tourists visiting every month, indeed it's a long way to go.

8 comments:

Pragmatic Plato said...

I changed my mind. I'm voting yes for the casino. I'm sorry. I've been an asshole. My name doesn't matter, but I was getting paid by the Tinian Dynasty and they screwed me over.

Pragmatic Plato said...

I changed my mind. I'm voting yes for the casino. I'm sorry. I've been an asshole. My name doesn't matter, but I was getting paid by the Tinian Dynasty and they screwed me over.

Tamara said...

OMG! A FAKE pragmatic plato..People are getting really desperate! Pathetic!

Pragmatic Plato said...

LOL. Good eye Tamara.

Yes I encourage all registered voters to note the tactics that they are employing. So sad.

Bruce and his cohort's foundation is crashing below their feet and rather than address the concerns they are continuing with their lies and deceit.

Boycott Porky's!

PP

Pragmatic Plato said...

BTW. Not everything my statue double is posting is a lie.

I can be a major asshole at times :-)

Boycott Porky's!

PP

Pragmatic Plato said...

BTW. Not everything my statue double is posting is a lie.

I can be a major asshole at times :-)

Boycott Porky's!

PP

lil_hammerhead said...

Unbelievable.. desperate and greedy. There's another sure sign why you should not vote for this act or these people.

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