The Cebu provincial government, in cooperation with tourism players and tour operators, is offering pre-Holy Week and Holy Week tour packages aimed to attract local tourists.
Targeted for the tour packages are travelers from all over the country, especially Luzon.
To discuss the holiday getaway, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia has met Department of Tourism (DOT) Central Visayas (Region 7) Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano, Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez and the players in the tourism industry to come up with a unified stand.
Private tour operators, airlines, transport operators, hotels and resorts in the province will be part of the program.
The tour packages will be patterned after the Capitol’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo, the province’s prime tourism program that allows tourists to explore the 44 towns and six component cities in the province.
The governor has issued an Executive Order loosening the travel restrictions in a bid to help the tourism industry recover from the ill effects of the Covid19 pandemic.
The province will no longer require swab testing for arriving guests but they have only to present a medical clearance certifying them to be fit and must pass the symptoms check at the point of origin and upon arrival.
Visiting guests will only need to present proof of booking at a hotel or resort accredited by the Cebu Provincial Tourism Task Force.