Bacolod-Silay Airport to hold emergency exercise
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is having successive consultation meetings with their stakeholders in preparation for the Airport Emergency Exercise on October 26. This week, CAAP will coordinate with various emergency responders in Negros Occidental to map out emergency response actions in case a crash landing happens at the Bacolod-Silay Airport. The course of action during an emergency landing will be discussed starting from the transmission of the communication until the final course of action. A dry run for the full-scale exercise will also be conducted two days before the main emergency exercise .
Kiteboarding now available at Lakawon Resort
Kiteboarding, a sport of riding on a modified surfboard while holding on to a specially designed kite is now available at Lakawon Island in Cadiz City. WestPoint Aquasport Center is the home for the said activity in the island. It is professionally run by Pacifica Coast Kiteboarding Academy. They offer lessons, gear rentals, sales and kite safaris in the area. If you are a tourist looking forward to experience this extreme activity, you can head to the western tip of the island.
Food helps increase tourism growth in Negros Occidental
The rich culinary heritage and active sectors have been identified as the factors in the tourism growth in the province. The province has reached a 17 percent annual growth in terms of the number of tourists it caters. Aside from the abundant tourist destinations in the province, people who travel for food are most likely to visit Negros Occidental. The farms and fisheries play a vital role in the food sector since most of the cuisines in the province totally relies on how fresh they are served from farms and seas to the dining tables .