Nearly 1 million tourists visit Central Visayas

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ALMOST one million foreign and local tourists visited Central Visayas in the first half of 2022.

Tourism Undersecretary Shahlimar Tamano said during the tourism summit held in Cebu City on Thursday, August 11, 2022, that a total of 962,418 tourists visited the region from January to June, of whom 889,315 were locals and 73,103 were foreigners.

Tamano said this development only proves that the revival of the tourism industry in the region is underway.

The Department of Tourism aims to increase the number of visitors to the region by 300,000 before the year ends.

"Central Visayas is ready and open for tourism... And we're excited in the coming days under the new administration and new Secretary (Christina Frasco) of the DOT," said Tamano.

Apart from Cebu, the province of Bohol is also a favorite tourist destination in the region. (ANV, TPT)