Both India and Sri Lanka are seeing a huge boost in tourism as people from all over the world flock to their countries to experience the Tuk Tuk.
Tourists seem to love Tuk Tuks so much that they are prepared to spend thousands of dollars on Tuk Tuk adventures in Sri Lanka and India.
This could happen in LTO but it would require LTO to stop the restrictions they place on the Tuk Tuk
The Rickshaw Run has become a world-famous event, with people flying to India from all over the world to take part and it has now spread to Sri Lanka. Both events raise a huge amount of money for charities and much of goes to local charities.
Each team has to pay £1,845 (123,814 peso) per Tuk Tuk to enter. They are also required to raise a minimum of £500 (33,541 peso) per team for charity, most teams make far more than this.
Each team spends about £250 1(6,770 peso)
Per person, they spend around £500 16,770 peso on food so for a team of 3 that £1,500 (100,620 peso)
On accommodation, they spend anything up to £3000 (201,294 peso) depending on where they stay but the average is about £1,500 (100,620 peso).
On Spares and repairs, they spend an average of £125 (8,383 peso)
There are about 70 teams in each event and they hold 3 events a year.
There is also the tourists that would come to the Philippines to watch the event.
The Rickshaw run has also had a knock-on effect of people hearing about it and wanting to experience but not in a race. These people flock to Sri Lanka and India every week of the year to hire out tuk-tuks to explore the country they choose.
They return home with their stories of their adventure and that encourages more people to visit, so it encourages, even more, to visit without the need for advertising.
A major advantage of Tuk Tuk tourism over conventional tourism it takes tourists to areas that normally sees hardly any tourists. This, in turn, helps local communities as the Tuk Tuk tourist spend money in the places they pass through on their adventure. It also creates jobs.
Some of the Tuk Tuk tourists hire drivers so again it creates jobs, but the vast majority will want to drive themselves.
We can only hope that LTO will change their mind and stop treating these fun little cars tricycles, so the Philippines can also benefit from the tourism they can bring to the country.
There is no doubt that Tuk Tuk Tourism could bring a huge amount of income to the Philippines and benefit areas that do not normally benefit from tourism.