23 Jan 2014
- By Junhan B. Todiño - email@example.com - Variety News Staff
THE Northern Islands mayor’s office is asking the Marianas Visitors Authority to help disseminate information about an upcoming voyage to the remote, volcanic island of Pagan.
The voyage is tentatively scheduled for April and it is in preparation for the arrival of a cruise ship on Pagan this September.
In a recent meeting with MVA officials and other proponents in the voyage, Northern Islands Mayor Tobias DLC. Aldan said those who want to join the voyage in April must provide their own durable tents, sleeping bags, air-beds, potable water, first-aid kits, allergy kits, medicine, appropriate outdoor attire, laptop computers, cameras and video.
They must also have prior knowledge of Pagan and must sign an indemnification waiver.
They must be “willing and able to take on the rugged conditions and challenges of frontier living on a mission of discovery and adventure.”
Tobias asked MVA Managing Director Perry P. Tenorio to assist in sharing information about the voyage with local and foreign tour agents, promotion and marketing specialist and agents, newspaper and magazine writers, videographers, journalists and photo-journalists.
“The voyage’s objective is obviously to generate greater awareness of Pagan as an eco-tourism island destination in its most pristine and unadulterated conditions,” Tobias said.
The voyage will “highlight the northern frontier’s opportunities for cultural, educational, historical and environmental tourism that is consistent with sustainable living, resettlement and community building.”