THE Cebu City Tourism Commission is developing a mobile application to promote the city’s tourism industry.
Tourism Commission Chairperson Jocelyn Pesquera said the mobile app is designed to guide tourists to tourist spots and inform them about the local transportation system.
“It is intended to guide tourist, the places to go, tourist spots and sites or heritage sites or restaurants and hotels as well as the local transportation,” said Pesquera.
Pesquera said the tourism app is also part of the commission’s promotion and branding plan this year.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) forced tourist spots to temporarily close in March when the government implemented strict restrictions to contain the pandemic.
When Cebu City was placed under a more relaxed modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in September, the tourism industry gradually opened.
Tourism spots in the city are allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity to ensure social distancing is being followed.
Pesquera said the commission has reactivated the inspection task force to ensure tourism businesses are complying with MGCQ policies.
She said the task force’s duties include inspecting establishments and checking their health protocol.
Tourism establishments are required to post announcements at their facilities stating the allowed capacity and their actual occupancy.
Fort San Pedro, one of the city’s heritage sites, reopened in September.
Some tourist spots in upland barangays have also reopened. (JJL)