Medellin offers tourists more destinations, more adventures

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 05/22/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Medellin is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the province of Cebu.  This  peaceful and quiet second-class municipality in the north has more to offer than being Cebu province’s sugar bowl.  Aside from its white-sand beaches,…

Cebu tourism stakeholders enhance DRRM plans, skills

Doris C. Bongcac 05/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The responsibilities of tourism stakeholders are no longer limited to just planning tourism packages and organizing tours. With the COVID-19 pandemic and with the calamities that recently affected Cebu and the rest of…

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…

Forget working from home, work from resorts, says Thai prime minister

The Nation/Asia News Network 03/29/2022

BANGKOK — In a bid to help stimulate the tourism industry, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging people to go on working holidays as part of the “Workation Paradise Throughout Thailand” campaign. Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana…

2 Boracay tourists found dead in hotel room

Nestor P. Burgos 03/24/2022

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — The police are deepening their investigation into the circumstances and cause of death of two tourists, including an Australian, in a hotel room on Boracay Island. Lt. Col. Don Dicksie de Dios,…

Cebu prov’l police readies safety measures for summer 2022

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial police is getting ready for summer 2022 as they anticipate crowd influx in tourist destinations in the province. As most of the tourist spots in Cebu are now operational, Police…

Que Alegre: Canyoneering is back in Alegria

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Typhoon Odette may have changed the topography of the Kanlaob River in Alegria town, southwestern Cebu.  But the thrill and excitement remain for anyone who wants to dive into its cool, turquoise pools…

AirAsia adds more domestic flights as demand surges

Tyrone Jasper Piad 03/19/2022

Beginning April 1, AirAsia Philippines is adding more weekly flights to the country’s top tourist destinations, including Boracay, Puerto Princesa and Cebu, after seeing a recent surge in bookings. The low-cost airline, in a statement on Friday,…

Loboc River cruise resumes after post-Odette rehab

Doris C. Bongcac 03/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The popular Loboc River Cruise in Bohol province is again accepting guests after an intensive post-Typhoon Odette rehabilitation. Lourdes Sultan, manager of Travel Village Tours, a Loboc River Cruise operator, said their floating…

Siquijor opens borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Good news for tourists looking to visit Siquijor soon. The Provincial Government of Siquijor on March 1 announced that they have reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists, two years after they imposed…

DOT: Central Visayas tourism back on track

Doris C. Bongcac 02/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The recently concluded International Travel Festival (ITF) 2022 signaled the resurgence of tourism nationwide, with fresh travel destinations, exciting new activities and renewed emphasis on health and safety protocols. In a statement, Director…

Durano: To ‘win’ over foreign tourists, Cebu must improve healthcare services 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If it meant winning back the trust and confidence of foreign tourists, Cebu province should improve its healthcare facilities and services.  Aspiring Cebu governor and former Tourism Secretary Joseph Felix Mari ‘Ace’ Durano…

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