Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Tourism in Central Visayas, Philippines





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The pandemic has underscored the vulnerability of the tourism sector across the world. This study examined the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism in Central Visayas, Philippines. The study identified establishments that pursued flexible work arrangements, temporary and permanent closure of tourism-related businesses in the region, and displaced workers as key indicators of the study. The review of records revealed that a high COVID-19 case has forced the tourism-related business to either, temporary or permanently close their businesses. Some businesses adopted flexible work arrangements which even resulted in the retrenchment of workers. A master plan should be created to future-proof Central Visayas against health crises.


COVID-19 pandemic, tourism, tourism sector, Central Visayas


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How to Cite

Bondal, J. D., Payao, A. A., Delfino, A. C. L., Nuñez, C. J. P., Geverola, G. B., Cuizon, M. B., Sumaylo, K. T., Rosales, A. C., & Esguerra, J. G. (2022). Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Tourism in Central Visayas, Philippines. IRAPA International Journal of Business Studies, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.48112/iijbs.v3i1.258