Write a problem-solution essay in the form of a “National Action
Plan.” The components of the essay include:
- Introduction – In 300 words, describe the main problems you’ve noticed in the
nation. Include your thesis statement in this section.
- Summary – Write a 300-word summary of what solutions you brainstormed.
Create a topic sentence that overviews the solutions.
- Action Plan – Now, write a 300-word action plan paragraph. In
this paragraph, describe specific and concrete actions you could take to solve at least one
of the problems mentioned in either your introduction or your summary. Create a topic
sentence that sums up your action plan.
Tourism is recognized as an important industry in the Philippines. Its significance as main driver and contributor to socio-economic growth is acknowledged in Republic Act 9593 or the Tourism Policy Act of 2009. It has seen an increasing direct contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employment over the years and peaking in 2017 at 12.2% and 13.1%, respectively (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2018). Prior to the launch of the campaign, the Philippines was struggling to compete with its neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Singapore in terms of tourist volume (Bosangit, 2014). The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) developed the Philippine National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2011-2016 that sought to address issues of the tourism industry, and aim achieve 10 million foreign tourist arrivals and 35 million domestic tourists by 2016. With a national policy and plan at hand and an increasing importance to the economy, the Philippine government easily put tourism as one of its main priorities for development. Then-President Benigno Aquino III, approved a budget of 3.1 billion Philippine pesos to establish a tourism marketing campaign to reach the NTDP targets by 2016, the largest the Department received for marketing (Bosangit, 2014). The establishment of a new marketing campaign was opened for bidding to advertising agencies in the country that was eventually won by BBDO Guerrero, the Philippine chapter of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, BBDO. The winning campaign was called “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and was launched in January 2012. The Department of Tourism revealed an accompanying logo which included a pixelated weaved image of the Philippines with a color palette representing the three main colors of the Philippine flag (Figure 1). Simultaneous to the launch of the campaign was also the launch of the now-defunct website www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com that showcased the different destinations and attractions around the country. One of the highlights of the campaign was crowdsourcing, where they encouraged people to create their own ads or memes that would showcase what makes the Philippin>GET ANSWER