Cebu establishments conferred Safety Seal Certificate

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several establishments in Cebu were awarded Safety Seal Certificate for their continued implementation of the health and safety protocols to prevent or mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The safety…

Tourism frontliners now included in A1 vaccine priority group — DOT

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism frontline workers are now included in the government’s to priority list for vaccination, alongside health care workers and medical frontliners. The Department of Tourism (DOT) said in a statement Friday that the Inter-Agency Task…

Over 465K displaced tourism workers to get P5K one-time assistance

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Some 465,530 displaced tourism workers have been approved to receive a one-time financial assistance worth P5,000, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Saturday. In a statement, DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said the aid…

Waterfront Cebu receives Global Safe Travels Certification

PR 04/21/2021

There are more reasons to travel and visit Cebu’s premier city hotel, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, as it has recently been certified by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the World Travel & Tourism Council…

Waterfront denies “malicious information” circulating online

Marc Cosep 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino debunks claims circulating on social media that it is a source of COVID-19 infections in the city. In a statement posted by the premier hotel on their…

Chan: Returning Lapu-Lapu OFWs should stay in city’s hotels

Futch Anthony Inso 01/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government wants its returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) constituents to be accommodated in hotels within the city. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan met with  actingRegional Director Mae Codilla of…

PH named 2nd most ‘Instagrammable’ place in the world

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was hailed as the second most “Instagrammable” — or very appealing to photographed and shared on the social media site Instagram—place in the world in 2021, by a global travel website. In…

Mandaue’s business establishments will be required to secure Tourism Compliance Certificate

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Mandaue City’s primary and secondary enterprises such as hotels, resorts, apartments, spas, restaurants, among others will soon need to secure a Tourism Compliance Certificate (TCC) from the Mandaue City Tourism Office. This after the…

Lapu-Lapu City gov’t won’t investigate Plantation Bay incident

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will not dip its fingers in the controversial incident involving a child with special needs and Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, one of the island’s high-end resorts. Cindi Chan,…

Cebu dive spots cited in Marine Diving Awards 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippines was named as the Best Overseas Diving Area in the Marine Diving Awards 2020, tourism officials announced. And diving spots found in Cebu were cited as among the top picks by…

Mezzo Hotel adjusts to ‘new normal’ in hospitality industry

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 09/01/2020

Without a doubt, the current global health crisis has severely impacted the hospitality industry. This has led hotels to undergo inevitable changes in their services relating to hygiene, sanitation, and health as part of the new normal.…

DOT exec welcomes NHCP ruling on Limasawa as 1st Mass site

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 08/24/2020

TACLOBAN CITY—The head of the Eastern Visayas office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) supporting earlier findings that Limasawa in Southern Leyte was the site…

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