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Central Visayas records 6.9 million tourist arrivals; Cebu City is top travel hub

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Central Visayas tallied approximately 6.9 million tourist arrivals from January to December 2017 largely surpassing the 6.3 million target for the said year, and recording a 17.13% growth rate from 2016.

Cebu Best Island in Asia

Cebu Best Island in Asia

The active movement of the Filipinos traveling to different destinations in the Philippines has benefited Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas region, as domestic travelers dominate the arrival volume of 58.33% with 4 million visiting the four provinces in the region, namely Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.

The top ten tourism markets recorded by DOT Region VII include: Korea, with the highest number of tourist population, noted to be 895, 776 in total; followed by China with a volume of 429, 306 and has the highest growth rate among the top ten markets; Japan with 408, 566; and USA with 219, 796.

Cebu City is top travel hub

Cebu City is top travel hub

Moreover, the DOT Region VII also recorded a total of 71, 739 visitors coming from Taiwan; Australia came in sixth with 71, 724; Germany with 58, 432, followed by France with 50, 257, and the United Kingdom with 49, 484, and finally, Canada comes in tenth with 43, 084 registered tourists.

Among the major tourist hubs in Central Visayas is Cebu City, which was noted to rake in majority of the numbers presented above.

DOT Region VII also noted that the tourist influx can be attributed to the increase of direct international commercial and chartered flights to Cebu from other countries.

Meanwhile, Lapu-Lapu City, Panglao, Dumaguete City and Tagbilaran City also recorded a competitive number of tourist arrivals.

Beaches in Cebu

Beaches in Cebu

Cebu and Bohol have become a choice venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE), including the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings last year.

The DOT and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), together with the Local Government Units (LGUs), have implemented a massive promotions run on the region, thus resulting into a strong social media presence, which gave stakeholders a platform for promoting their own products.

Sumilon Island in Cebu

Sumilon Island in Cebu

The implementation of the Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP) has since provided greater access to tourist sites in the region.

The tourism industry in the region was also further strengthened as the DOT ensured the execution of training and workshops for LGUs and private stakeholders, on the diversification of tourism product offerings.

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Visit the hidden paradise of Cebu

Cebu Island, together with 167 surrounding islands is an important and well-developed province in the Philippines. About 140 miles long and very narrow, there are fabulous beaches along the coastline, while the interior features rugged mountainous terrain to the north and south, the highest of which stretch more than a half mile into the sky and flat plains in the northern region near the city of Bogo.

Sumilon Island in Cebu
Sumilon Island in Cebu

The provincial capital is the oldest city in the Philippines, Cebu City; it is accessible to visitors via the busy Mactan Cebu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the Philippines. Read the full story

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Cebu wins best honeymoon destination award in the recent World Trade Fair 2010

Cebu Philippines, was named ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ at the Awards Night, of the recent World Trade Fair 2010 held in Shanghai, China.

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Maribago Bluewaters Beach Resort in Cebu

The win was declared after a public vote and a strict evaluation process undertaken by professional jurors from the Shanghai Tourism Municipal Administration, VNU Exhibitions Asia, and Shanghai International Conference Management Organization. Read the full story

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