Cebu tourism stakeholders prepare for Holy Week, summer visitors

By: Rosalie O. Abatayo April 10,2019 - 06:13 PM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), led a brief tour of tourism destinations in Oslob town in southern Cebu in this February 3, 2019 photo to assure visiting tourists that Cebu remains to be a safe destination. | CDND File Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) has started coordination with law enforcement agencies to secure local destinations that are expected to be visited by tourists during the Holy Week celebration and during the duration of the summer months.

Floreza Alpuerto, PTO officer-in-charge, said that they will be meeting with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) Inc. in a security summit scheduled from April 12 and 15 to discuss their security plans.

“We are seriously coordinating man gyud with the AFP as well as the PNP. Last Monday, we already met with the CCPO (Cebu Police Provincial Office) and we have initial na nga meeting with their Tourist Police Unit in-charge,” Alpuerto said.

Alpuerto said they expect local and foreign tourists to start arriving in Cebu next week. Tourist visits are expected to continue in the coming days.

“Cebu is a prime tourist destination baya gyud. Recently, na-awardan ta sa Tripadvisor as Top 25 best destination in Asia and daghan na man pod tag attractions. With the district seven nga integrated area development, project where naa tay gidevelop diha nga circuit tour package, nag expect gyud ta og more tourist arrivals,” Alpuerto explained.

Tourism stakeholders in Cebu also meet for a security summit in Oslob town on February 3 to especially discuss the travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom to discourage their nationals from traveling to southern Cebu towns citing terror threats in the area. /dcb

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