40 exhibitors join Lapu Tourism expo

Norman V. Mendoza 11/16/2018

HOTELS, resorts, restaurants, souvenir and dive shops and travel agencies are among the 40 exhibitors of the three-day Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Expo, which opened on Thursday (Nov. 15) at the Gaisano Mactan Island Convention Hall. “This is…

BINIBINING CEBU TOURISM 2017 Samantha Lo WINS BEST MODEL OF THE WORLD PHILIPPINES COMPETITION

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/09/2018

BINIBINING Cebu Tourism 2017 Samantha Lo was hailed as one of the grand winners in the Global Asian Model (GLAM) Philippines 2018 held at XYLO at The Palace in Taguig City last Nov. 8. Lo, who represented Cebu,…

MCIAA’s ISO certification to boost Cebu’s tourism sector

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/04/2018

CEBU’S tourism industry will get an image boost with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) passing the global standards for quality management system. Industry experts shared this common view as they welcomed the MCIAA getting the certification…

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…

Technology shaping tourism in PH

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/11/2018

Travelers are becoming more dependent on technology to make their travel choices. During a conference on Tourism and Digital Transformation held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City, stakeholders gave inputs on how travelers use technology…

La Vida Local opens; highlights sustainable tourism, going local

Gerard Vincent Francisco 10/08/2018

PRACTICE sustainable tourism and go local! This is the call of Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas as he encouraged those involved in the tourism industry to practice sustainable tourism and the public to patronize local…

Tourism and the Vietnamese Challenge

Jobers R. Bersales 10/03/2018

For a country supposedly on the grip of authoritarian, one-party communist rule, Vietnam continues to defy the stereotype. Its openness to the world and its pursuit of the market economy (some would call this patent capitalist revisionism)…

Boat operators required to undergo drug testing

Norman Mendoza 10/03/2018

  The Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Office will require passenger boat operators and those who offer island hopping services, dive shops, water sports, and recreational activities to undergo drug testing. The requirement is intended to ensure the safety…

Cebu, Bohol, Palawan urged: Hasten tourism sites’ rehab

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/30/2018

BORACAY REOPENING SET OTHER popular tourism areas like Cebu and Bohol are encouraged to step up their rehabilitation efforts, as the reopening of Boracay Island to tourists draws near. Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa (Cebu City south district), chairperson…

Cebu properties looking to become tourism ecozones

Gerard Vincent Francisco 09/21/2018

  A RESORT-CASINO, a mixed-use township, and leisure residences are among the properties in Cebu particularly in Mactan Island that are looking to be designated as tourism enterprise zones (TEZ). Donald Maldonado, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone…

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