Managing sustainable destination event tourism: The Catanduanes Reef Break experience by Jhona Camba, Lysa Sanchez, Geraldine Pascual, and Maria Cristina Aguilar
Pastor Genesis Efondo eyes each customer of Cafe de Au, a quaint coffee shop he owns in Virac which is situated in a lone island of Catanduanes, Philippines. He looks at hungry customers, most of them are surfers from both Catanduanes and outside the island. His close friends are also deeply discussing the logistics and preparations of an event his brother had started, Catanduanes Reef Break (CRB). Genesis and many of Ezra’s friends are surfers (and skaters) by heart. He lives his brother’s legacy by supporting the CRB, an event brainchild of his brother intended to support the local surfing community, as well as promote the province as a tourism haven for surf, skate, swim, and music.
Key Words: Catanduanes, surfing, sustainable tourism, destination event tourism