NEGROS OCCIDENTAL. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson says that the tourism industry within the province is now perking up amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. On this photograph, a vacationer attraction in Sipalay Metropolis. (File photograph)
“We’re hoping that our tourism industry will pick up again,” Lacson said.
Before the pandemic, the province is next to Boracay Island in Aklan in the number of visitors, he said.
Lacson added that it is the same scenario that they would like to reach again.
Negros Occidental Tourism Division records showed that resorts and other tourism establishments in the province, which are mostly privately owned, have occupancy rates nearing the numbers before the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic hit.
“On our half, we’ve opened Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary once more. Extra persons are visiting there. We intend on bettering the services of the resort,” the governor added.
Rebranded as the Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary, the provincial government-owned destination in Murcia town is one of the top tourist destinations in the province.
Overnight stays at the resort are already allowed starting Sunday, May 1.
On April 20, it was opened anew to accommodate the summer crowd for the first time in two years.
It was first reopened in December 2021 but was closed after the resort was damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.
“Mambukal is sort of a image of our tourism (and) by having a tender opening, we’re saying that we’re additionally opening up our tourism, however in fact, we proceed to ask our guests to nonetheless apply our minimal well being protocols,” Lacson stated.
The southern metropolis of Sipalay, dubbed the “Jewel of the Sugar Island,” has additionally slowly recovered from the well being disaster and the destruction of Hurricane Odette.
The province’s primary when it comes to in a single day vacationer information, Sipalay is thought for its stunning seashores and breathtaking dive websites that draw each international and home vacationers all 12 months spherical.
Throughout the 2021 Negros Occidental Tourism Excellence Awards, it was awarded because the Most Ready Native Authorities Unit in Tourism on Covid-19 Responsiveness.
Within the north, San Carlos Metropolis, with its white sand seashores in Sipaway Island, can also be a high vacationer vacation spot, putting second in in a single day vacationer information.