It was “revenge travel” time once again as I visited the island province of Bohol in a media tour sponsored by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Central Visayas, Bluewater Panglao Resort and Cebu Pacific Air. On December 15, 2020, the province was opened to leisure tourists.
After nearly two years of being cooped up indoors due to the Covid pandemic and its accompanying lockdown, the lowering of alert levels gave us an opportunity to get out and breathe the fresh air.
Long before Covid-19 alert levels went down to their lowest this year, Cebu, ranked as one of the islands in the world by the international travel web site Big 7 Travel and the best island in Asia by renowned magazine Conde Nast, has been jumping the gun on other tourist destinations in the race to reopen local tourism. In fact, for two years now, they have been hosting the “I Love Cebu Summer Sale,” sponsored by the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI).