THE Provincial Government-run Mambukal Mountain Resort in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia town accommodated 14,529 guests during the Holy Week, which translated to P1,065,960 in revenues.
The figure covers resort’s generated income from March 24 to 4 p.m., Sunday, said its manager Ellen Marie Jalandoni.
Jalandoni said there is an increase of 1,166 guests this year, from only 13,363 for the same period in 2015.
In terms of income, the resort posted a slight decrease of P67, 075 from last year’s revenue of P1,133,035, she added.
“This year’s revenue is based only on the collected sales at the resort. This is still on top of the payments of the guests who made early reservations at the Mambukal Office at the Provincial Capitol,” Jalandoni said.
The highest income was generated from the fees for the use of swimming pool and dipping pool, and resort entrance fees.
In terms of guests, the resort noted that about 90 percent are domestic visitors.
Jalandoni said the positive trend on the revenues show that many are still coming to Mambukal despite the presence of many other resorts with more affordable rates in the province now.
“Thus, more developments are being pushed at the resort like repair and additional accommodation facilities so that it can cater and provide better services to more guests, and be able to maintain its status as one of the premier tourist destinations in the province,” Jalandoni said.
The Provincial Government is proposing the P84.8-million renovation and construction of Mambukal Mountain Resort Hotel and Convention Center.
This is part of the P500-million infrastructure development projects being eyed this year, which the province will fund through loans.
Jalandoni had earlier said that the proposed accommodation facility is separate from the P100-million hotel construction project announced by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.