CATO asking for ‘template’ of Cebu’s pilgrimage tours

Doris C. Bongcac 04/09/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — With plans still unclear on how pilgrimage tours should be conducted, Alice Quiblatin of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO), is asking the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) and the…

Planning a pilgrimage this Holy Week? Read on…

Doris C. Bongcac 04/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –  If you are looking for a religious place to visit this Holy Week, join the pilgrimage to Jubilee churches in scenic southern Cebu. This way, you get to breathe fresh air and receive…

2 new jump spots added to Badian town’s canyoneering adventure

Doris C. Bongcac 04/04/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Two more jump spots were recently added to Badian town’s Canyoneering Adventure to make the outdoor activity even more exciting to the first-time or even the repeat adventurers. Shalimar Hofer Tamano, director of…

DOT to highlight CV’s outdoor activities, culture in travel festival

Doris C. Bongcac 02/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Outdoor activities such as paragliding, kayaking, scuba diving, mountaineering, trekking, trail-riding and the refreshing experience of the rich marine and terrestrial destinations here are among the key attractions that Central Visayas has to…

DOT-7 : Outdoor tourism a growing business amid the pandemic

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) sees great potential in outdoor adventures as a growing business because of the pandemic. DOT-7 Director Shalimar Tamano said in the opening of the first-ever…

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,…

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