Aloguinsan eyed as Cebu’s next dive site

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourism officials in Central Visayas are planning to open a new dive destination in Cebu. And this time, it will be in Aloguinsan town in the southwestern portion of the island-province. The Department…

Cebu hotels, resorts to launch month-long sale to boost domestic tourism

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to boost domestic tourism, hotel and resort owners in Cebu will be launching a month-long virtual sale to entice future visitors. Alfred Reyes, president of the Hotel Resort and Restaurant…

Cebu Province to launch Holy Week tour packages

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government will be launching Holy Week packages for travelers from all over the country. The province will be offering pre-Holy Week and Holy Week tour packages patterned to Capitol’s already…

‘Best Island in Asia’ recognition a boost of confidence for Cebu’s tourism

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu’s recognition as the favorite island destination in Asia provides the much-needed boost to the local tourism industry that was badly hit by the pandemic. Shalimar Tamano, director of the Department of Tourism…

Close to 400 stranded foreigners in Cebu flown to Manila

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to 400 foreigners left stranded in Cebu have been transported to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as of March 20, 2020. Based on statements from GMR – Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation…

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…

Cebu’s tourism stakeholders urged to cooperate to deter terrorist threats

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/15/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — Terrorism is a danger that may plague Cebu, if stakeholders and officials are caught off guard. Colonel Noel Baluyan, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Task Force Sugbo, has urged communities,…

DOT-7 to promote sports activities in other countries

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) will promote sports activities to bring in more international participation. DOT-7 Regional Director Shalimar Tamano said they would tap the tourism attaches assigned in different countries to…

Sports and tourism advocates gather for possible promotion of sports as a tourism product

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Sports and tourism advocates gathered Wednesday, March 27, to discuss a wholistic approach to sports tourism in the region. Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) Regional Director Shalimar Tamano has long identified sports as…

DOT-7: Water buses to help address traffic congestion in Metro Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY–A tourism official cited the need for an alternative mode of transportation to address the traffic congestion in Mactan as the number of tourists would continue to increase due to aggressive marketing by both government and…

DOT-7 to help give tourism workers in Oslob the needed training to spot potential threat

Rosalie Abatayo 02/04/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) committed to tourism operators in this southern town of Cebu to provide their employees with the training needed to spot potential threat. Ted Madamba, an officer of the…

Move to regulate whale shark watching draws support

Gerard Vincent Francisco 10/04/2018

THE plan of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Oslob municipal government to regulate the number of tourists who plan to interact with Oslob’s whale sharks has gained support. Shahlimar Tamano, the Regional Director of the Department…

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