Central Visayas welcomed close to 1M tourists in 1st half 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has welcomed close to 1 million tourists during the first half of 2022, tourism officials have announced on Thursday, August 11. Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Shalimar Tamano, director of DOT…

Chan to Oponganons: Report establishments selling overpriced goods, food to tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 08/04/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is appealing to Oponganons to report establishments that take advantage of local and foreign tourists by selling overpriced food or items. Chan made this statement after the…

Lapu-Lapu City plans to put up own floating cottages near Liberty Shrine

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government, through the City Agriculture and Fishery Office (CAFO), plans to establish floating cottages in the seawaters of Barangay Mactan. Alex Baring, head of CAFO, told CDN Digital that the…

Stakeholders in Cebu brace for more Chinese, Japanese tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Stakeholders in Cebu are expecting more foreign tourists, particularly those from China and Japan, in the coming weeks. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia recently met with consul generals of China and Japan for Cebu…

Negros Oriental offers farm-work-fitness experience to visiting tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) and the province of Negros Oriental are offering a different kind of tourism experience with its farm-work-fitness tour that will include a visit to a…

HRRAC optimistic of tourism bounce back by Q1 of 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc.(HRRAC) is optimistic that the tourism sector can bounce back to its pre-pandemic state by the first quarter of 2023. HRRAC Vice President Carlos Suarez…

Cebu City police assures tourist spots are safe

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City police assured both local and foreign tourists that tourist spots here are safe to visit. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Theresa Macatangay, information officer of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that…

Only estimated 1K tourists visited Bantayan Is. for Holy Week — CPPO chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tropical Depression Agaton was one of the factors why there were only a thousand tourists visiting Bantayan Island for this year’s Holy Week. Unlike the pre-pandemic days where several thousands would usually visit…

Singapore to waive quarantine for vaccinated travelers from April

03/24/2022

SINGAPORE — Singapore will allow travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country without quarantine from April and is considering removing a requirement for pre-departure swab tests, its transport and health ministers said on Thursday. RELATED STORY:…

Bali welcomes back tourists with first international flight

02/17/2022

DENPASAR — Bali began a tentative re-opening to foreign tourists on Wednesday with the first international passenger flight to the Indonesian holiday island in nearly two years. The resumption of flights comes as the Southeast Asian archipelago…

MCIA reports improving passenger traffic

Futch Anthony Inso 12/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is slowly recovering from months of slow passenger traffic. Lissa Aines Librodo, Airline Marketing and Tourism Development head of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, said that currently, they…

Cebu City to trail map waterfalls for safety and risk reduction

Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRMMO) has begun trial mapping waterfalls around the city’s mountain barangays to ensure the safety of visitors both locals and tourists. The trail mapping…

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