Declare Sept. 24-28 as World Tourism Week-A A +A
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
BACOLOD Tourism Officer Imogene Kana-an Monday said they have requested Councilor Homer Bais to sponsor a resolution declaring September 24 to 28, 2012 as World Tourism Week in the city.
Kana-an said the activities will include a short program on September 24 and an exhibit of the different hotels and tourist facilities at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center.
“We have also invited the different Hospitality and Tourism Management schools to put up their own exhibits on vegetable carving, table setting, etc. We have schools offering tourism related courses,” she said.
Kana-an said she sought the help of Ceneco president Arnel Lapore to facilitate a forum on “tourism and sustainable energy” and provide energy saving tips to the hotels.
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Director Ricardo de la Paz was already informed, according to Kan-an, was also informed about a seminar on tourist police community peace and order.
Newly-installed Police Regional Director Agrimero Cruz was also invited to be one of the guest speakers for tourist security.
Kana-an said there will be a quiz-B for high school and college students on tourism and a free guided tour of Bacolod on October 27 to acquaint the public of the new tourism sites in the city including the Bacolod Showroom at the ground floor of City Hall.
Base on the figures provided by the hotels, Bacolod has registered an increase of 20 percent in term of tourist arrival in 2011, as well as increase in the number of hotels and travel agencies, Kana-an said, adding that every year the city’s tourist arrival increases, she added.
Kana-an said the hotels in Bacolod are fully booked for the MassKara Festival especially during the highlight.
According to Kana-an, Bacolod has also regained its name as the convention destination in Western Visayas and the food destination in Bacolod, where sugar-based goodies or desserts are famous. Also, one of the city’s latest attractions is the Campuestohan Highland Resort of former Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan which is located in the boundary of Talisay but can be accessed through Barangay Alangilan. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 04, 2012.