Good news! Cagayan de Oro is no doubt making a mark as one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. After being named as one of the Emerging Locations For BPO, this time, Cagayan de Oro is proving it’s worth as a great local travel destination.
At the Philippine Travel Mart, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said that Cagayan de Oro City is among the top local destinations for domestic travels.
Meanwhile the top local destinations for domestic travels for Luzon are Cavite, Batangas and Laguna. A very big growth in the Bicol region and in areas like Mindoro and Quezon are also noted by Jimenez. Other places with significant growth include Caraga region, Regions six and seven; Panay Island, Iloilo, Boracay, Samar, Tacloban, Leyte and Cagayan De Oro.
“We must still work doubly hard. The challenge for us now is to keep the momentum and sustain the 11 percent growth in tourism,” said Jimenez.
Meanwhile, talking about the Philippine Travel Mart 2013 (Known as the largest and longest running local travel trade show organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) together with the Department of Tourism),Cagayan de Oro won best booth. The event themed “Live More,Travel More.” has just recently been concluded and featured around 350 local exhibitors offering deals from different local travel destinations in the country.