Editorial: On the right track

THE recent lifting of travel restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble means residents in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces are now allowed to undertake point-to-point leisure travel to areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). This is covered by Resolution 118-A that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of […]

Tourism commission to promote scenic spots in upland barangays

TO REVIVE Cebu City’s tourism industry, the Cebu City Tourism Commission is identifying sites in various barangays to be promoted as tourist spots. Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera said the City aims to boost tourism in mountain barangays, which offer a number of possible tourist spots. The commission is currently inspecting waterfalls in Barangays Budlaan and […]

Davao Region plans bike circuits to help tourism revival as sector suffers 94% income drop in 2020

DAVAO Region’s tourism sector saw a 94% drop in revenues last year to P3.4 billion from P64.2 billion in 2019, according to data from the Department of Tourism (DoT). “That is how substantial the drop is in our tourism receipts,” Tourism Davao Regional Director Tanya-Rabat Tan said in Filipino during the One Davao virtual press […]

Puerto Princesa gears up for sports tourism

PUERTO Princesa is preparing itself to boost its tourist arrivals by hosting and organizing more sporting events. The destination has the natural resources and landscape to hold mass participation events such as triathlons and marathons, mountain bike and motocross races, beach volleyball and water sports events, among others. Mayor Lucilo Bayron recently announced that the […]

Regional Updates (03/01/21)

2 Northern Mindanao areas positive for red tide THE latest shellfish bulletin from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) includes Murcielagos Bay and Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental, and Taguines Lagoon in Camiguin among the areas positive for red tide contamination. Shellfish harvested in these areas, both located in the Northern Mindanao Region, […]

Lim: A test at the Australian Open

Charles Lim is the chairman and founder of the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards. His advocacy for sports tourism dates back to 2004 with the inception of the Sports Tourism Forum — a popular seminar workshop for those in sports and the hospitality trade — which is presently ongoing. He can be reached at charles.selrahco@gmail.com. THE […]