Tourism stakeholders look forward to Cebu province’s reopening

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism players in Cebu welcomed the decision of the Cebu Provincial government to gradually restart the industry in most parts of the island, and are now looking forward to its reopening. Alice Queblatin,…

Cebu getting ready for influx of summer tourists

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/01/2017

Tourism stakeholders in Cebu are now gearing up for a surge in visitors as March ushers in the summer season. Edilberto Mendoza, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (Cato), said they have set in motion…

How to continue riding Miss U’s tourism gains

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/30/2017

Maxine Medina may not have won the most coveted crown “in the universe,” but the Philippines was a “runaway winner” for hosting the 65th Miss Universe pageant in the country. This was the statement made by Tourism…

More direct Cebu–China flights in 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/18/2017

Tourism and business opportunities await Cebu as more direct flights are launched from China to the southern Philippine province in 2017. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement quoting Xiamen Air Travel general manager Deng…

Tourist surge in 2017 seen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/18/2016

DOT chief urges stakeholders to build more hotels and resorts There is a need to build more hotels and resorts in the country especially since more tourists are expected to visit the Philippines in 2017. Tourism Secretary…

Cebu bizmen: Cebu-Bohol bridge will spur tourism, economic growth

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/07/2016

CEBUANO business leaders are looking forward to the planned Cebu-Bohol Friendship Bridge, a project which they said will help spur the economies of the two neighboring island-provinces. Gordon Alan Joseph, president of the Cebu Business Club (CBC),…

New CV tourism head urged: Continue former director’s programs

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/03/2016

TOURISM stakeholders in Cebu welcomed the appointment of a new regional tourism chief and called for the continuity of programs implemented in the previous administration. Edilberto Mendoza, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators, said he…

Alegria, Badian tourism stakeholders told: Do it right

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/28/2016

“DO it right and coordinate with each other.” This is Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas advice to the concerned communities of Badian and Alegria towns in southern Cebu after the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office and…

DOT bullish over 5.80 million tourist target for CV

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/02/2016

THE Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) is confident it can meet its target of welcoming 5.8 million tourists this year with more airlines opening direct routes to the region. DOT-7 officer in charge Judy Gabato…

Aloguinsan recognition sets benchmark for other towns

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/28/2016

Local tourism stakeholders welcomed the recognition of Aloguinsan town in Cebu as among the world’s top 100 tourism destinations and encouraged other local governments in the province to draw inspiration from the municipality. Judy Gabato, OIC of…

Cebu tourism groups getting ready for Miss Universe event

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/30/2016

Tourism stakeholders are ready to show what the province can offer during the Miss Universe swimsuit competition in Cebu next year. Edilberto Mendoza, president of the 41-member Cebu Association of Tour Operators, said they can cook up…

IronMan organizers urged: Involve more sectors in event

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/14/2016

Hosting race gains cited; Cebu tour operators offer services to improve participants’ stay next year Organizers of the Cobra IronMan should consider getting local stakeholders and government units more involved in next year’s race. Edilberto Mendoza, president…

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