Cebuanos told: Brace for 10M Chinese tourists

Nestle L. Semilla 04/21/2018

PREPARE for the one million to ten million Chinese tourists. Assistant Secretary George Soriano said this amid negotiations between China and the Philippines to bring at least a million to ten million tourists a year to the…

Two LGUs urged: Ensure tourists’ protection, safety

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/15/2018

Osmeña Peak accident prompts call; HK tourist in stable condition Safety knows no boundaries.” Joselito “Boboi” Costas, Provincial Tourism Office head of Cebu Province, said this as he called on officials of Badian town and Dalaguete town…

Limit number of tourists, limit their stay

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla 04/11/2018

MITIGATING MEASURES CEBU Vice Governor Agnes Magpale agrees with the move to limit the number of tourists/visitors to destinations with heavy tourism traffic, like Sumilon Island off Oslob town, south of Cebu. Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) head…

AFTER BORACAY CLOSURE IS CEBU READY?

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae Sotto, Morexette Marie Erram, Nestle Semilla 04/09/2018

Visayas remains safe but hotels, resorts may not have enough rooms for influx of tourists; DOT to local officials: Learn from Boracay One island’s loss is another island’s gain. The six-month closure of the renowned island-resort of…

Centcom assures safety of tourist in Visayas amid Boracay closure

Morexette B. Erram 04/09/2018

Lt. Gen. Paul Atal, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Central Command (AFP – CentCom), assured that the entire Visayas is a safe place to stay especially with the closure of Boracay Island drawing…

Capitol assures tourists a ‘safer summer’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/05/2018

WITH the onset of the summer season and with thousands of people flocking to several popular destinations across the province, the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) ensures the safety of tourists especially in…

Cebu scrambles to handle expected surge in tourists

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/05/2018

BORACAY CLOSURE’S EFFECT Those in the tourism industry in Cebu such as tour operators are now scrambling to accommodate tourists whose plans have gone haywire with President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of the six-month closure of Boracay Island.…

Developers urged: Tap market for short-term stay tourists

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/22/2018

GEARING UP FOR T2 OPENING Developers of condominium projects in Cebu are encouraged to position themselves as options for tourists that stay for the short-term here. Joey Bondoc, Colliers International Philippines research and management head, said this…

Hospitality industry bracing for ‘tourist surge’ this year

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/26/2018

MCIA NEW TERMINAL set TO OPEN Prospects are high for the hospitality industry this year especially with the opening of the new terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). This is why the Hotel, Resort, Restaurant…

CHINESE TOURISTS RESCUED

Doris C. Bongcac and Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2018

Basyang leaves hundreds stranded, causes power outage and damage to roads Fifteen Chinese nationals, who tried to cross the rough waters off Bohol at the height of Tropical Depression Basyang shortly after noontime yesterday on board two…