Visit a place with someone “as a friend” trends on social media

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/10/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Traveling with a good friend to share adventures and memories makes the journey even more unforgettable. As social media went abuzz with the phrase “as a friend”, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan shared…

Moalboal conducts control operations to stop crown of thorns outbreak

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Municipality of Moalboal in southern Cebu has been conducting underwater operations to stop the outbreak of the crown of thorns starfish. Rolie Alderite, the town’s tourism officer, said they have been injecting…

Canyoneering enthusiasts will have a new trail to explore in Cebu City’s Tagbao

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Canyoneering enthusiasts may have a new trail to explore right within Cebu City as the Tourism Commission is considering developing a trail in Barangay Tagbao to be launched for safe canyoneering activities by…

Australia eyes stronger tourism ties with PH, plans direct flights to Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If it meant giving a head start in the recovery of the two countries’ tourism industry, the Australian government expressed willingness to introduce another direct route to the Philippines. And this time, it…

Gwen: Easing age limit ‘boosts’ tourism industry recovery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia welcomed the decision of the national government to further ease age limits in tourism enterprises. Garcia, on Friday, November 20, 2020, said allowing minors below 15 years old and…

Inter-province tourism for Central Visayas pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—To give the tourism industry in Central Visayas a further boost in its road to recovery, an inter-province promotional event is being pushed. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a recent press conference, announced that the…

DOT-7 urges LGUs to focus on wellness, medical tourism, outdoor activities

Futch Anthony Inso 10/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) is encouraging local government units (LGUs) in the region to venture into wellness and medical tourism, as well as outdoor activities. DOT-7 regional director Shalimar Tamano said…

Bantayan-bound tourists told to secure bookings ahead of trip

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists planning to go to Bantayan Island in northern Cebu are advised to book their accommodations ahead of their scheduled trip. This was just among the reminders the Cebu Provincial government told the…

Dolphin watching in Lapu soon, too?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — How does dolphin watching in Lapu-Lapu City sound like? As the city moves towards the reopening its tourism industry following its downgrade to the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status, Mayor Junard Chan…

Capitol to penalize violators of tourism protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government is now seeking to penalize violations of the guidelines in the operation of tourism activities in the province, citing the need to assure full compliance of the protocols under…

Lapu braces for reopening of domestic tourism

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Following “improvements” on its COVID-19 situation, Lapu-Lapu City is now gearing towards reopening its tourism industry for domestic clients. The city’s Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (TCHAC) has started conducting inspections in…

Barili to include dolphin watching, ATV adventure in its tourism offering

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The sightings of dolphins off the coast of Barili town in the southwestern part of Cebu will be its newest tourism offering, along with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails, as the town prepares to…

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