APPI is based in the Philippines
and was incorporated in 1992 but its principals and associates have over 50 years of combined expertise in the tourism and hospitality industry. Projects successfully completed have taken our experts all over the Asia
-Pacific region: to the glaciers of the Himalayas; the stone forests of Yunnan; the mysterious Mekong River region; and the Tiger forests of Far East Russia
and Uttarakhand in India
In 2001 we completed a project to help Iran
unveil its ancient, glorious past that few World
travelers have seen and we are involved in a long-term project to assist India make its magnificent monuments in hard-to-reach, rural areas more accessible to tourists. By this we refer to very basic but important, taken-for-granted essential infrastructure like paved roads linking local communities to tourism income opportunities; visitors’ centers; and sanitation facilities.
APPI’s range of experiences works hand-in-hand with a specific mission: to promote tourism development that is environmentally, socially, and culturally sustainable. The firm’s experts make sure the components of any big Master Plan or small stand-alone development contributes to poverty reduction and the creation of social wealth, in that the poorest fishermen, farmers, or village women are able to benefit from tourist improvement and developments, either from the social infrastructures built; direct and indirect employment created; or through livelihood projects.