Tourism chief suspends Cesar Montano’s ‘Buhay Carinderia’ project

Inquirer.net 05/17/2018

TOURISM Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Thursday said she has ordered the suspension of the “Buhay Carinderia” program of actor and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief operating officer Cesar Montano. In a press briefing, Romulo-Puyat said she already…

Local tourism execs: More programs from DOT’s new chief

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/09/2018

WITH Cebu and Central Visayas’ tourism efforts gaining ground over the past several years, local stakeholders hope for more programs from the new leadership of the Department of Tourism (DOT). The Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants Association of Cebu…

Experts bet on tourism, ICT to propel CV growth in 2018

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/27/2018

CV economy slows down by 5.1% in 2017 Although Central Visayas experienced a slower growth rate in its economy in 2017, the government’s economic experts are optimistic that the region’s economy will bounce back this year with…

Tourism, ICT, entrepreneurship innovators tapped for CBM 2018

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/27/2018

TOURISM, information and communications technology, and entrepreneurship are expected to take center stage in the Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2018 this coming June. With the theme “Innovate Cebu,” the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) aims…

Open volleyball tournament aimed at boosting sports tourism program

Ray Charlie Diaz 04/26/2018

In the hopes of bolstering its sports tourism program, the Cebu City Sports Commission and the Cebu City government will hold a volleyball tournament dubbed Cebu City Mayor’s Cup Volleyball Open Tournament 2018 on May 6 to…

Tourism Heritage Plans

MAO BA? 04/25/2018

Netizens gave their inputs to plans by the Cebu Association of Tour Operation Specialists (CATOS) to strengthen tourism heritage in Cebu to lure more visitors to the province. Mary Reponoya Debacker wrote, “the main reason tourists dont…

French official: Cebu good market for spiritual tourism

Irene Sino-Cruz 04/25/2018

Cebu and the rest of the Philippines remain a good market for France’s spiritual tourism, according to Morad Tayebi, Atout France regional director for Southeast Asia. Atout France is the country’s tourism development authority tasked with promoting…

Developers urged to ride tourism wave

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/20/2018

Vibrant industry attracts international brands with CLI-Radisson group bringing Radisson Red Hotel to Cebu Tourism has remained as one of Cebu’s major economic drivers over the past years, and it has no signs of slowing down anytime…

Tourism dep’t extends ‘Bring Home a Friend’ drive until October

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) extended the “Bring Home a Friend” (BHAF) campaign until October 31, 2018, after overwhelming requests from the public. DOT Secretary Wanda Teo said that the campaign was extended by DOT and its…

Magpale: Amend tourism code as a way to punish erring guides

Jessa Mae O. Sotto and Rosalie Abatayo 04/12/2018

CEBU Vice Governor Agnes Magpale is planning to amend the tourism code especially in regulating local tour guides. This after she received reports that a local tour guide in Badian town groped a French tourist last Sunday…