March 12, 2021

Cebu to Launch Holy Week Travel and Tour Packages

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  • The Cebu provincial government announced that they will launch Holy Week tour packages this Lenten season, as one of their steps to bolster local tourism.

    Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the tour packages are now being planned and will be launched before the Holy Week on March 28-April 3. The governor also highlighted that the provincial government has partnered with private tour operators and other tourism industry players, which includes airlines.

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    Lapu Lapu’s statue in Mactan Shrine


    Cebu was the first province since last year to make drastic measures to boost its tourism sector. This initiative helps tourism players to join and give them an opportunity to bounce back. Based on the latest executive order that Garcia issued, only a valid medical certificate and proof of pre-booking at a resort or hotel within the province are required from tourists entering the province.

    A valid medical certificate is required and it should be within seven days prior to the travel date.  Resorts and hotel establishments should be accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Cebu Provincial Tourism Task Force. And at the point of departure and arrival, visitors must pass the symptoms checking or screening.

    Garcia also met with officials from flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the DOT in Central Visayas to map out plans for the Holy Week tour offerings.

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    Garcia also issued a series of executive orders, mandating health guidelines for tourism activities such as canyoneering, whale-shark watching, trekking, swimming, and diving, among others to prevent further spread of Covid-19 while reviving the industry.

    Source: Philippine News Agency

    Written by Cedie Salido

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