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…

24 Cebu hotels in Agoda’s 2019 Gold Circle Award

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – International hotel and rental booking site Agoda included 24 Cebu-based hotels in its 11th Agoda Gold Circle Award in 2019. Agoda, whose headquarters is based in Singapore, announced the full list of winners,…

Cebu homegrown hotel ups ante with renovated rooms, upgraded service

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Currently undergoing renovation eight years after it opened to the public, Diamond Suites and Residences continues to attract tourists and corporate accounts owing to its value-for-money proposition and strategic location.  General manager Kathy…

Northern Cebu town mulls creation of history museum; aims to lure more tourists

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/23/2019

SAN REMIGIO, Cebu—A history and heritage museum will rise in this northern Cebu town in a move to further promote its potential as a travel destination. In an interview with CDN Digital on Saturday, June 22, Mayor…

British Embassy, DOT-7 to hold security awareness training for Cebu tour operators

Rosalie Abatayo 04/17/2019

CEBU, Philippines — In anticipating a “bright” year in the tourism industry for 2019, travel and tour enterprises across the province will have to gear up not only in leveraging the quality of their services but also…

Tourism sector urged: Protect clients’ personal information

Inquirer.net 11/21/2018

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Wednesday reminded the country’s travel and tourism industry players to make sure their customers’ personal information remains protected against data theft. NPC Chairman Raymund Liboro encouraged travel and tourism companies to…

Lapu-Lapu City gets more tourist visits this year

Jessa Sotto 11/08/2018

With the expansion of the airport’s terminal and now the international standards the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) attained, the Lapu-Lapu City was among those that benefited from the surge of tourists arrivals in Cebu. Hembler Mendoza,…

DOT-7 makes sure Oslob won’t suffer same fate as Boracay

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 10/22/2018

With the upcoming reopening of Boracay Island, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said five more areas including Cebu’s Oslob were asked to also look into their own rehabilitation efforts. Sought for comment, Shalimar Tamano, director of the Department…

Gov vows to turn airstrips in north Cebu into airports

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/31/2016

Business summit held; mayor urges Bantayan Is. towns to help grow each other’s economies If plans will push through, Bantayan Island and Camotes Islands will soon have separate airports. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said he had…

Government evaluating tourism areas in Cebu

06/21/2015

THE Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is evaluating tourist destinations in Cebu to determine how government can help boost the industry. Mark Lapid, TIEZA chief operating officer, said they will focus on improving barangay roads…

Island of smiles, beaches

Vanessa Claire Lucero 06/20/2015

Tourism quest continues to find Cebu’s unique brand Beautiful beaches.  The “warmest smiles” and “friendliest people”. A landscape that has the coast and the mountains within easy reach. If these are key impressions of Cebu, could its…

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