PRIVATIZING the operations of all terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can spark a tourism boom in the country, Go Negosyo founder Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion 3rd said.
Concepcion, following talks of the government planning to have the Philippines’ major gateway run by the private sector, said such a move can give tourism, the major driver of the country’s economy, a shot in the arm.
“I am glad that [Transportation] Secretary [Jaime] Bautista supports the privatization of NAIA. Our airports create the first impression of our country, and since tourism has one of the biggest potentials for growing our economy, any improvement made here will redound to so many benefits,” he said in a statement Sunday.
Concepcion said that lockdowns and other restrictions caused by the pandemic created financial problems for micro,