To boost local travel arrivals in time for the 500th quincentennial celebration of the introduction of Christianity to the country, tourism stakeholders headed by the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRAC) will hold the “I Love Cebu” campaign, an online travel sale from March 21 to April 30, 2021.
Cebu hotels, resorts, restaurants launch “I Love Cebu”, amazing online travel sale up to 70% discount
Dubbed “I Love Cebu,” this campaign aims to help revive the domestic tourism in Cebu that is currently bleeding from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is supported by the Department of Tourism and local government units.
“More than 40 hotels and counting have already joined the online sale. The sale will include all the hotels, not only our members, to help ailing hotels and resorts, and give them the chance to revive the tourism industry and to start all over again,” HRRAC president Alfred Reyes said.
Participants of the online sale include one-star to five-star hotels in Cebu as well as tour operators. The group aims to entice the domestic market with affordable and attractive tour packages mostly with two-night and three-day stays and airfares.
Here is the list of participating establishments:
|HOTELS & RESORTS|
|Alpa City Suites
Amethyst Boutique Hotel Cebu
Bai Hotel Cebu
Bayfront Hotel Cebu
BE Resort Mactan
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Cebu Grand Hotel
The Cebu Hotel Plus
Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Citadines Cebu City
Citi Park Hotel
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Diamond Hotel and Club Serena
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu
Golden Prince Hotel
Hotel Elizabeth Cebu
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark Mactan Cebu
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
One Central Hotel & Suites
Pacific Cebu Resort
Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
Red Planet Hotels
Sarrosa International Hotel
Savoy Hotel Mactan
SEDA Central Block Cebu
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Solea Hotel and Resorts
Solea Hotels & Resorts
Summit Galleria Cebu
Tambuli Beach Resort
Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
|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 and Tours Corporation
Travelite Travel and Tours Co.
Wander Lanes Travel Co., Inc.
The website will be launched on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, and sales will go live on March 21, 2021, until April 30, 2021, with bookings that have a year validity. The digital booking platform is powered by Atlantis and is co-sponsored by Philippine Airlines, the official airline partner.
With Cebu Province dropping its RT-PCR requirements, Reyes said he is hopeful they can also pull in travelers from Manila and some neighboring regions to participate in the online sale. Recently, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases implemented uniform travel protocols.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) said it supported the move for the safe reopening of tourist destinations as this will allow the country to restart its economy and help tourism workers regain their jobs.
The DOT said the simplification of requirements is vital in encouraging domestic travel and helping in the speedy recovery of Philippine tourism.