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…

DOT-7 partners with law enforcement agencies to ensure safety of tourists

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/16/2018

Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) Regional Director Shalimar Tamano has expressed concern on the travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom asking their citizens to refrain from visiting southern Cebu and other parts of the…

Capitol seeks DOT-7’s help in training tour guides

Nestle L. Semilla 04/03/2018

The Cebu Provincial Government has tapped the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) in training the tourist guides in Cebu. Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale asked the help of DOT-7 Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano to let…

DOT-7 hopes traffic woes will not affect Cebu tourism

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 02/19/2018

Mandaue road PROJECTS The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) remains hopeful that while the scheduled road projects in Mandaue City are expected to worsen traffic in the coming days, this will not adversely affect tourism…

DOT-7 urged to step up in marketing C. Visayas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/13/2017

Call made amid decline of visitor arrivals in 1st 4 months of the year The private sector in Cebu encouraged the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT) to step up initiatives in promoting the region following…

Selling Negros Or., Siquijor

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/08/2016

New CV Tourism chief to focus on promoting emerging destinations in these two provinces Emerging destinations in Negros Oriental and Siquijor can expect a boost in visitor arrivals as the new Central Visayas Tourism chief is bent…

Gifts, decor, houseware sector gears up for spike in demand

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/29/2016

CONSUMER spending in the coming holiday season this December is expected to boost demand for gifts, decor and houseware (GDH). Venus Genson, president of the GDH sector in Cebu, said this demand would be further bolstered by…

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