Cebu officials come to Secretary Frasco’s defense, say ‘smear campaign’ targeting her

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Cebu defended Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco amid controversies surrounding the country’s new tourism slogan and campaign video. At least 60 elected officials here signed a manifesto, declaring their ‘full and…

Underwater Cross installed in Medellin, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The town of Medellin, dubbed as the Sugar Bowl of Cebu owing to its sweeping sugar cane fields, has added another attraction for visitors. This time, it will be underwater. Last Monday, May…

At least 350 guests to join Suroy Suroy in Camotes this April

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 350 guests, including national government officials, will be joining the upcoming Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo sa Camotes. Last week, the Cebu Provincial government held a meeting with provincial and local tourism…

Cebu shortlisted again for ‘Asia’s leading Wedding Destination’ 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/21/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The island province of Cebu has been shortlisted again for an international award for tourism. Organizers from the World Travel Awards (WTA) on February 20 unveiled the list of nominees for this year’s…

2nd Suroy Suroy for 2023 will be in Camotes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The second Suroy Suroy sa Sugbo this year will kickoff in Camotes Island, northeastern Cebu. The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office recently announced that they will be hosting another Suroy Suroy this April. Called…

Capitol: More than 300,000 tourists visited Moalboal in 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tourism in the town of Moalboal in southwestern Cebu, known for hosting some of the popular diving spots in the country, has rebounded in 2022, local officials say. The local government of Moalboal…

DOT backs move for long weekends to supercharge domestic travel

Jean Mangaluz 01/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco on Thursday backed a proposal to extend holidays and weekends. Senator Raffy Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1651, seeking to extend weekends to promote the growth of local tourism. “In…

No immediate surge of Chinese tourists expected after re-opening

Reuters 12/28/2022

SHANGHAI – China’s relaxation of COVID-19 rules for international arrivals has raised hopes that its multi-billion dollar travel business will soon flourish again but countries longing for the return of Chinese tourists will likely face more of…

South Korea remains Cebu’s top market for foreign arrivals

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu welcomed over 2 million tourists, both local and foreign, during the first nine months of the year, data from local tourism officials showed.  During the Economic Diplomacy Townhall Meeting of the Department…

Dalaguete airport a boost in Cebu south’s tourism scene

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in the southern portions of Cebu province welcomed the proposal to put up a commercial airport there.  Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante said improving accessibility to Cebu’s southern parts would help…

Proposed Dalaguete airport to boost Cebu’s tourism image

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To improve accessibility to the southern portions of Cebu province, the local and national governments have expressed interest in putting up an airport there. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia met with Mark Lapid, general…

Philippine Tourism Awards is back

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines – One of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the tourism industry will be making a comeback. The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that they will be relaunching the Philippine Tourism Awards.  Tourism Secretary Christina…

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