Cable cars considered for Cebu airport
GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) are considering using cable cars in bringing travelers from Mandaue City to the airport . Airport authorities are still evaluating its feasibility, and it still has to go through a discussion with the parties that may be affected by the proposal. The cable car concept was presented by Socor Construction Corp president Fortunato Sanchez Jr. during a full council meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 late last year. A cable car system will allow passengers to get an estimate on when they will reach the airport. It can also cater to passenger traffic going to the airport. If approved, the system can be implemented within 24 months.
More international flights expected for Cebu
With the branding of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as the one and only “Resort airport in Asia,” more flights are expected for Cebu in the near future. This was revealed by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat during the Routes Asia 2019 event hosted by the province . Nearly a thousand local and international tourism stakeholders, airports and airlines participated in the event. The event will put the spotlight on Cebu and will result in more seats and flights coming into the island. It will also increase tourist arrivals in the region.
PCG cleans up Camotes Island
In order to avoid another Boracay incident, the Philippine Coast Guard District in Central Visayas (PCG-Region 7) cleaned up the coastal areas of Camotes Island . PCG-Region 7 spokesman Lt. Junior Grade Michael John Encina said the cleanup was a part of the Intensified Community Assistance, Awareness, Response, and Enforcement (iCARE) program of ensuring that none of the islands in Cebu are closed for rehabilitation. Camotes Island is among the most visited tourist spots in Cebu. Coast Guard personnel and volunteers collected around 500 kilograms of garbage, including plastic bags and bottles. Aside from the cleanup the PCG-Region 7 also conducted a dental and medical mission a day before the event.