Cebu Online Travel Sales poised to welcome more tourists in 2021
The Queen City of the South is already getting ready to welcome more tourists thanks to the recently concluded Cebu Online Travel Sales event. With the pandemic seeming to get better, Cebu is preparing to fully revive its economy with travel and tourism. In recent months, thousands of jobs were axed due to the pandemic. However, the Cebu is positive to restarting again soon.
Cebu, a globally popular tourist destination, is back on track in the tourism game. Now, the entire province has been preparing its beaches, hotels, resorts, and heritage sites. Generally, all these preparations are apparent through the “I Love Cebu” online travel sale.
Impressively, the said online travel sales started on March 16, 2021, which was five days ahead of the official opening on March 21. The activity was led was the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, DOT, Tourism Promotions Board, and the local government.
60 establishments, 18 tour operators, and 42 hotels and resorts took part in the virtual tourism sale. Importantly, these resorts offered the best packages for travelers when the I Love Cebu Travel Fair goes live on Traveloco from March 21 to April 30. For more details, check the complete travel package through this site, https:traveloco.ph/ilovecebu.
The tourism sector of Cebu prides the world-famous island's countless offerings for travelers.
“In this long and narrow island, mountains and seas converge, and tranquil coastal areas and a booming metropolis coexist. Unquestionably, what is even more exciting in experiencing Cebu are its naturally innate and unique paradise experiences.”
“If it is heights that excite you, many mountains can be trekked within Cebu, perfect for beginners and even for more experienced trekkers. Besides, the Osmena Peak in Dalaguete, Cebu’s highest peak, is only a 3-hour drive from the city. Drive down south for an hour more and get to feel the exhilarating thrill of flying by para-gliding in Oslob.
“In any case, Cebu is best known for its beautiful blues. Additionally, in the same town, the wonderful town that is Oslob dwells the majestic whale sharks. Swimming with these gentle giants is definitely an experience of a lifetime. Also, the awe-inspiring diving spots are the pride of Cebu. Up north are the beautiful white sand beaches of Camotes, Malapascua, and Bantayan, and many more.
“Near the metropolis is Lapu-Lapu City, dubbed as the Historic Resort City. Here you can find a strip of resorts, ranging from mid to highly acclaimed ones, but all offering their very own savoir-faire.”
Cebu's Role in the Philippines' History
Cebu plays a major historical role in the history of the Philippines. Interestingly, Cebu is significant in the ongoing Quincentennial Commemorations in the first circumnavigation of the world.
Moreover, in the annals of World History, the Philippines became the prime subject of the Magellan-Elcano Expedition of 1521. Clearly, the expedition also marked the arrival of the Christian faith in the islands.
Recently, the Mactan Cebu International Airport also won several international accolades. Undoubtedly, these recognitions also made the airport so popular among international tourists nowadays. It is now the gateway to the world-famous island destination in the Philippines.
Make Cebu your first getaway destination after a long hiatus. Indeed, you can experience these and many more firsts in the beautiful island of Cebu through the I Love Cebu Travel Fair from March 21 to April 21, 2021.
Here are the participating hotels and resorts of the Cebu Online Travel Sales:
The following resorts are mostly in Oslob. However, several resorts from Bantayan, and Moalboal also took part in the online travel sales. Also, take note that some hotels and resorts in the south of Cebu have also opened. For instance, resorts in Santander, Badian and Alcoy now accommodate tourist already.
Diamond and Club Serena
Sunrise 888 Oslob OYO 449
OYO 455 Casa Bonita Inn Oslob
OYO 592 La Briana Guest House Sta Fe
Randy’s Bantayan OYO 638
OYO 659 Myrna’s Pension Sta Fe
OYO 674 Seaforest Resort
Besides the stricter health protocols being imposed at the moment, almost 50% of the event participants are from Cebu City. In addition, some hotels are also offering discounted rates for everyone to enjoy.
Alpa City Suites
Amethyst Boutique Hotel Cebu
Bai Hotel Cebu
Bayfront Hotel Cebu
Cebu Grand Hotel
Cebu Hotel Plus
Citadines Cebu City
Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Citi Park Hotel
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Golden Prince Hotel
Hotel Elizabeth Cebu
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
One Central Hotel & Suites
OYO Hotels and Resorts
Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
Sarrosa Int’l Hotel
These hotels and resorts in Mactan also made it in the recently concluded Cebu Online Travel Sales. Fortunately, health protocols are less strict in Mactan compared with Cebu City. Meanwhile, please consider that booking in advance is a requisite when planning to go for a day or overnight vacation in these resorts.
BE Resort Mactan
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark Mactan
Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Solea Hotels and Resorts
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Pacific Cebu Resort
Savoy Hotel Mactan
Besides the hotels and resorts, Travel agencies also graced the said event. Some of these travel agencies are located within Cebu City, however, there are still more that caters to tourism packages. Additionally, be informed that all travel and tour packages must pass through the Cebu Tourism portal.
Destination Specialists Cebu Inc
Divaishnavi Int’l. Inc
Experience More Travel Specialists Inc.
First United Travel Inc
Funtastic Travel & Tours Inc
Global Link Travel and Tours
Golden JC Holiday Travel
Grand Hope Travel Inc
Green Earth Tours and Travel, Inc
iTRAVEL iEXPLORE Tours & Services
PTN Travel Corporation
Southwind Travel & Tours
Travel with Southwind, Inc
Sun Travel & Tours, Corporation
Travelite Travel and Tours Co
Wander Lanes Travel Co. Inc.
Strict health protocols for all tourists
Meanwhile, the IATF and DOH continue to implement strict health protocols for all tourists. Moreover, stricter protocols are the norm in Cebu. However, it is only Cebu City that requires the negative RT-PCR tests.
Besides, Lapulapu City does not require any testing nor travel requirements. Also, Mandaue City and the Province Cebu require only a medical certificate and confirmed accommodation booking.
In the meantime, vaccination in the entire has also been going on. Last February 28, the Republic of China has donated 600, 000 vaccines for the Philippines. Now, the country has been vaccinizing all its front-liners. Moreover, the government has also been in talks with Astazaneca and Pfizer for more vaccine supplies. Having said that, the Philippines is hoping to achieve herd immunity by 2022 and hopes to normalize everything.
Furthermore, all tourists are required to maintain social distancing and practice safety and health protocols mandated by the government.
Lastly, hotels and resorts are advising tourists to cancel any reservations once they manifest symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
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