Online payment system targets market stall owners, others

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Imagine paying your barbecue meal or your taxi fare without using cash.  This scenario will soon be possible with cashless payments to be available in some barbecue stalls, transport services and other businesses…

MCIA expects slight increase in tourist arrivals for Sinulog 2019

Doris C. Bongcac 01/08/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – The management of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is anticipating a four-percent increase in tourist arrival for this year’s Sinulog celebration despite the ongoing renovation of Terminal 1. Neneth Castillon, Terminal…

Taiwan tourist arrivals seen to stimulate local economy

Rosalie Abatayo 01/07/2019

The patronage of Taiwanese nationals for Cebu tourism destinations is expected to help stimulate the local economy, said Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas. Costas said that Cebu’s inclusion in their preferred destinations will benefit not…

Police assure Cebu is safe for tourists amid UK travel advisory on terrorism threat in southern Cebu 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/03/2019

The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) assured there are no imminent threats against anyone, particularly foreigners, in any part of the island-province. …

Thai authorities recover bodies of Korean tourists

AP 12/27/2018

BANGKOK — Authorities in northern Thailand recovered on Thursday the second of two South Korean tourists who died after the golf cart they were riding fell into a river on Tuesday. Phitsanulok province Governor Pipat Ekpapan announced…

To attract more tourists, new visa policies needed — exec

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/17/2018

GMCAC OFFICIALS’ CALL If Cebu and the rest of the Philippines really want to have much more tourist arrivals, new visa policies should be instituted by the government including visa on arrival and electronic visas. This was…

Tourists now safe after marine incident in Bohol

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/07/2018

The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG – 7) is conducting a search and rescue operation after a motor yacht ran aground in the waters off Talibon town in Bohol on Saturday (October 6). LTJG Michael…

DOT insists Cebu still safe for tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Nestle L. Semilla 10/06/2018

DESPITE SPATE OF KILLINGS Cebu remains a safe destination for tourists despite the recent spate of killings, the top official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Saturday. In her visit to Cebu yesterday, DOT Secretary…

DOT to limit Boracay tourists

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2018

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department will limit the tourists visiting Boracay starting October 26 during its soft opening following the results of the study being done in the island. Puyat said that…

Tourists diverting trips to any part of PH is still good news

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/16/2018

DOT-7: CEBU, cv VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED Even if tourists divert their trips from Luzon to Cebu or to other parts of the country, that is still good news as long as they go to areas within…

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