AT LEAST 200 tourists are expected to join the Provincial Government’s three-day “Suroy-Suroy Sugbo” activities this year.
Suroy-Suroy Sugbo will kick off with the “southern heritage trail” on Nov. 15 to 17, 2019. It will cover all towns and cities of the first, second and seventh districts.
Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez said they’ve been receiving inquiries from walk-in visitors since July.
“Hopefully, we can have a bigger accommodation for the comeback (of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo). We’re targeting 200 to 300 participants, depending on the availability of rooms,” she said on Monday, Oct. 7.
As of Oct. 7, Ybañez said at least 80 percent of the Capitol’s partner resorts and hotels had already completed the improvement of their amenities and training of hospitality personnel.
Small resorts and hotels have also expressed interest in working with the Provincial Government and have their services improved to meet international standards.
The Province has partnered with Oyo Technology and Hospitality, the world’s second largest hotel franchising chain, in helping train personnel and improve amenities of hotels and resorts in component cities and towns.
Aside from the room accommodations, Ybañez said they have also initially prepared three 45-seater buses.
The high-end package rate is pegged at P17,000 and will cover meals, transportation, accommodation and tourist kits for the entire activity.
Other Suroy-Suroy Sugbo trails, such as the “northern escapade,” “enchanting Camotes,” “explore midwest” and “urban adventure,” will follow in 2020. (RTF)