MCIA Terminal 1 inaugurated
President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the newly-renovated Terminal 1 of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on January 19. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and the stakeholders of the MCIA joined the president. The renovated terminal is expected to increase the capacity of the airport from eight million passengers every year to 11 million. On the other hand, Terminal 2 can accommodate up to 4.1 million passengers annually. Terminal 2 caters to international flights .
Agoda Gold Circle Award includes 24 Cebu hotels
A total of 24 hotels in Cebu were included in the 11th Agoda Gold Circle Award for 2019. The full list was announced through the website of the international hotel and rental booking website on January 6, 2020. The Cebu hotels in the list include Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Diamond Suites and Residences, and The Henry Hotel, among others. With the 1,900 hotels in the list, 152 Philippine hotels were awarded by Agoda. The criteria for selection focused on superior service, peer-to-peer reviews, availability, and pricing. For 2019, Agoda included participation in its Agoda Private Sales in its criteria .
Experiential tourism advocated
Local travel operators want Cebu to become an experiential destination rather than just a place where tourists can see the sights. This move comes amid expected high expectations among tourists since Cebu is among the top destinations in the world. Alice Queblatin, president of the Cebu Alliance of Tour Operations Specialists (CATOS), said private and public stakeholders should seriously consider living up to the reputation of Cebu. She said the positive impression of visitors should be sustained until they leave. Experiential travel should be emphasized; this entails letting tourists focus on spending on their experience rather than simply buying products in Cebu .
Go to Yoorekka
to discover awesome things to do while in Cebu!