Cebu’s tourism portal up and running

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The online booking system for Cebu’s tourism offerings is now up. The tourism portal, discover.cebu.gov.ph, will host the booking of all the tourism activities offered by the towns and cities in the province.…

Central Visayas governors eye travel corridor for reg’l tourism revival

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The creation of travel corridors among the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor in Central Visayas are among the avenues being explored by local officials to revive the region’s economy. The…

Gwen: Cebu tourism exclusive for Cebuanos first

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the Cebu provincial government gears towards the reopening of the tourism industry, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia clarified that the province’s tourism offerings will cater to Cebuanos for now. Garcia, who is set to…

As Cebu tourism reopens, police asks public to follow health protocols

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –As Cebu gets ready to reopen its tourism industry, the police in the province is also gearing up to watch over tourist sites and make sure health protocols will be followed at all times.…

Capitol to develop online portal as it opens tourism industry

07/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is now developing a web-based booking platform that will provide for cashless transactions as Cebu province gears towards reopening its tourism industry under the new normal. The move is part of…

Capitol gears up for reopening of tourism activities as Cebu province shifts to MGCQ

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Canyoneering, whale shark and thresher shark watching, and other tourism activities in the countryside of Cebu province may soon resume as the province shifted into a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) starting Wednesday,…

Hospitality industry businesses mull shutdowns, retrenchments

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite plans to further ease restrictions to allow more businesses to open, about 75 percent of hospitality industry workers in Cebu are still facing the grim prospect of permanently losing their jobs in…

Gwen says ‘enough’ with the suffering from COVID-19

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost four months since the first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case was reported in the country and almost two months of “lockdown” here, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says there is now enough data to reasonably,…

Capitol urges Cebuanos: ‘Visit Cebu tourism sites’

Rosalie Abatayo 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Capitol is encouraging Cebuanos to travel and visit tourism destinations in Cebu as a means of uplifting the province’s tourism industry amid the threats of the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19). Board…

Cebu City mayor urges private sector not to terminate workers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Several firms here and abroad have started reducing their manpower to cushion the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). But Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella urged members of the private sector not to let…

Medellin resorts asked to purchase thermal guns

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Medellin town in northern Cebu has required all resorts and hotels in their jurisdiction to purchase thermal guns as precautionary measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Medellin Mayor…

Cebu City Tourism Commission on suspension of VUA issuance to Chinese tourists: ‘It’s for our safety’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Tourism in Cebu City will not suffer a huge blow even after the announcement of the suspension on the issuance of visas upon arrival (VUA) to Chinese nationals.  This was the statement of Commissioner Jocelyn…

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