HomeLPU - Laguna Journal of International Tourism and Hospitality Managementvol. 4 no. 3 (2020)

Effects of Hospitality Development to the Community of Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Inputs to Sustainable Tourism Development Plan

King Joshua R. Antiporda | Christian C. Aguado



This study was an interdisciplinary research since it was a combination of expertise of International Hospitality Management and Tourism Management programs assessing the effects of hospitality development to the community of Sta. Rosa, Laguna to propose inputs for tourism sustainable plan. Survey questionnaires were utilized to know the effects of hospitality development to the host community. To further intensity the result, key informant interview technique was used to know the strategies of local government. The study revealed that in terms of positive side, the environmental effect brought by hospitality development was significantly noticed by the residents because of the various programs launched by the city government in connection with ecological care. On the other hand, the residents feel the economic negative effect because of the factors that they have experienced with relation to expenses. The study also showed that in terms of positive effects, the perception of the respondents has to do with their age, occupation, and length of residency. However, in terms of negative effects, demographic factor like occupation and length of residency affects their views. The local government of Santo Rosa developed different programs that will help to maximize the positive effects of the hospitality development as well as programs that can mitigate the negative effect. This demonstrates that the local government has understanding on status of hospitality development and its connection with sustainable plan. Likewise, the results of the study enlighten them on the deeper knowledge regarding inputs to be considered in the existing sustainable plan. In order to intensify the inputs, certification to be done by the accrediting bodies is recommended to fully carry out the sustainable plan and measure the effectiveness of execution for continuous achievable results.