TwoEco’s story begins with tourism. Its principals were actively involved in the drafting and approval of Republic Act No. 9593, the Tourism Act of 2009, securing significant reforms in the industry by organizing and empowering the private sector, boosting government’s capability to promote the country and plan for tourism development, and providing a set of tax and other incentives to push the industry toward a more sustainable future.
Organized 2011, TwoEco has seen its mission in sustainability, beginning with the implementation of the Tourism Act. It first focused on using the law’s tax incentives for sustainability as a tool to work with investors in planning tourism projects - it is currently working on a major tourism estate for a private sector investor, involving an investment in excess of PHP 100 billion. By 2015, TwoEco began competing for and working on government projects, advising local governments and national agencies on tourism development, preparing master plans, policy briefs, ordinances, and regulations all aimed toward sustainable tourism. TwoEco and its principals remain active in the implementation of the Tourism Act, working closely with government and the private sector, advocating for policy reforms, pushing for responsive regulations, and campaigning for broader appreciation of the critical importance and complexity of tourism for the country.
However, TwoEco’s story does not end with tourism. Today, building on its growing experience in policy and planning, the diversity of specializations and skills of its people, while realizing the urgent need for the Philippines to shift to a more sustainable path for development, TwoEco is now expanding its work into broader challenges for achieving sustainability for businesses and communities.
TwoEco has been a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association since 2017. Its principals are involved in the leadership of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines and other tourism industry associations, and the Heritage Conservation Society.