In the pursuit of economic cooperation, efficient infrastructure, tourism promotion and development, the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council was established comprising Iloilo City, Guimaras Island and the adjacent municipalities of Oton, Leganes, Santa Barbara, Pavia and San Miguel.
The tourism plan proposes the development of community-based hotels and resorts inspired by the region’s identity, as well as the promotion of facilities and structures based on each locality’s advantages. Maximizing the use of terrain in the development of communities and hotels especially along hillside areas gives added premium to the property.
This can be complemented by the parallel development of tourism circuits like fishing wharfs, sports centers and ecological parks. Several tourism circuits were determined by the existing destinations of heritage tourism, architecture-tourism, agri-tourism, gastronomic tourism and related categories.