More flights in Bacolod
Due to the closure of Boracay Island starting April 26, Cebu Pacific
eyes to redeploy some of its flights to Bacolod City. Charo Lagamon, Cebu Pacific corporate communications director said that the airline sees it as an opportunity to promote other destinations in the country and they hope that passengers will choose Bacolod and experience neighboring cities and beaches
. Bacolod City ranks second next to Aklan in the number of tourist arrivals in Western Visayas, and it is seen one of the destinations that will receive an influx of tourists following Boracay’s rehabilitation.
State-owned hotel reveals its new brand
Because of the ever-increasing demand of hotel rooms in Bacolod City, the province of Negros Occidental provided a way of addressing the issue by running a hotel. This week, locals and visitors will be able to see Negros First Hotel as they pass along Gatuslao Street. The hotel was formerly known as Sweet City Captel, a home for locals and tourists who prefer affordable rates. The place is still under construction and is slated to open soon. Locals and tourists can expect better facilities and more rooms at reasonable rates.
Mambukal Convention Hotel almost finished
Mambukal Mountain Resort
is one of the premier tourism destinations in Negros Occidental. The resort is owned and operated by the provincial government, and one of its projects this year is the Mambukal Convention Hotel, which is about to be completed. The existing facilities like the villas in the resort are not enough to cater to the increasing number of visitors, but with this development, more visitors and tourists can be accommodated . Currently, it is advised to make reservations before going to the resort since accommodations are still lacking while the construction of the hotel is underway.