SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

02/21/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight,…

Use lean time to make Cebu a better destination, airport exec suggests

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/12/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—With the travel ban resulting in huge drop of tourist arrivals in Cebu, industry stakeholders should use this time to address what needs to be done in their respective areas. This is what Andrew Acquaah-Harrison,…

HRRACI encourages members to purchase thermal gun to monitor guests against coronavirus

Immae Lachica 01/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants Association of Cebu, Inc.  (HRRACI) has rallied its members to put in place effective precautionary measures in light of the 2019-Novel coronavirus scare. In a meeting held today, Wednesday,…

Oslob wants Tanawan whale watching reclassified to ‘urban’ area; abandons plan to limit no. of tourists per day

Rosalie Abatayo 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The municipality of Oslob is looking into reclassifying the area of Barangay Tanawan, which is known for its whale shark watching activity, into an “urban” area from its current “rural” classification. Oslob Mayor Jose…

New Capitol admin urged: Limit number of tourists for Oslob’s whale shark watching activities

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Governor Agnes Magpale is encouraging the incoming administration in the Capitol to continue with the plans to cut the allowable number of tourists for the whale shark watching activities in Oslob town,…

Korean business group wants to attract more investments in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—While Cebu remains a popular destination for Korean tourists, the Cebu Korea Association wants to encourage more Koreans to invest in manufacturing and industrial sector. However, because of the many steps in processing business and…

Argao police gear up for summer visitors

Benjie B. Talisic 04/09/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A one stop shop manned by police officers and other local agencies, and a police assistance desk will be set up in near public utility vehicle terminals along the road of Argao…

Close trade ties with China to benefit RP’s economy, says GMA

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/01/2019

MANDAUE CITY—A close relationship between the Philippines and China would benefit the country’s economy, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said. Arroyo was in Cebu Friday for several events including the blessing and inauguration of the All Prime International…

DOT-7 to help give tourism workers in Oslob the needed training to spot potential threat

Rosalie Abatayo 02/04/2019

OSLOB, Cebu — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) committed to tourism operators in this southern town of Cebu to provide their employees with the training needed to spot potential threat. Ted Madamba, an officer of the…

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…

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