FOREIGN and local tourists are now returning to Cebu as the country loosens Covid-19 restrictions.
Known as the queen of the south, Cebu boasts pristine beaches, dive sites, pilgrimage sites, open spaces, technology and infrastructure.
A recently built major infrastructure project in the province under the Build, Build, Build program is the Cebu-Cordoba Expressway (CCLEX), a vital bridge connecting Cebu City and Mactan Island, home to Lapu Lapu City, which hosts the Mactan Expressway. Cebu. International Airport (MCIA) located.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) of the Central Visayas said they are now ready for an influx of students from Japan, South Korea and other countries.
Cebu is now attracting Japanese to stay in the province to learn English.
DOT Regional Director Shalimar Tamano said that about 50 Japanese students arrived in Cebu on June 4 last year.
The Japanese have chosen Cebu for learning English as a Second Language (ESL) because they can learn and at the same time
time to enjoy the tourist spots.
A group of journalists from Pampanga visited Cebu from 3 to 6 June.
The study tour was organized by Cebu Pacific, Selrahco and DOT Central Visayas.
Kapampangan journalists had the opportunity to enjoy the Cebu Highland Tour organized by DOT-Central Visayas.
Among the mountain destinations are Buwakan-ni-Alejandra, the Adlawon holiday farm and others.
The group also visited some hotels in Cebu, including Nustar Resort and Casino, Bai Hotel, Summit Galleria, Crimson Resort and Spa and others.
On the second day of the study tour, journalists from Pampanga met with Raquel Choa, also known as the Philippine Chocolate Queen.
Choa shows the group how to make tabla and sikvaté from cocoa beans at the Chocolate Chamber located in the Robinsons Gallery in Cebu.
“I want to tell the whole world that we Filipinos know how to make chocolate. We have our own identity,” she told Pampanga reporters.