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Legazpi City eyes slot among PH's top 10 tourist destinations

From 14th top tourist destination, Legazpi City is now aiming to be among the Top 10 best tourist destinations in the entire country, City Tourism Officer Joan Encinares Jamisal said during the city's Corporate Planning Meeting on Monday at the Sambalas Restaurant in this city.

Legazpi Boulevard
Photo: Visit Legazpi
Jamisal said this possibility was relayed recently to her office by the Department of Tourism Bicol regional office.

She said her office recorded a total of 579,470 tourist arrivals from January to December 2013, an increase of 32.27 percent compared to the 438,100 tourists who visited this city from January to December 2012.

From January to June 2014 alone, the City Tourism Office (CTO) posted 352,318 tourist arrivals, an improvement of 12.42 percent compared to the recorded 313,388 tourist visitors from January to June 2013.

From January to March 2014, when this city was visited by a number of whale sharks, around 469 foreign tourists and 85 visitors experienced “butanding” interaction at the sea water in front of the city boulevard.

The CTO is targeting 700,000 tourist travelers in the whole year of 2014 and hoping to achieve the record of being one of the top five convention cities in the entire country this year.

Jamisal revealed that the adventure being provided by the majestic Mount Mayon is the primary reason why this city is always on top in tourist arrivals, compared to other localities and neighboring provinces in the region.

The excitement in the all-terrain-vehicle ride is also a reason many tourists want to come back here and spend their vacation.

Foreign travelers also want the taste of the city’s delicacies such as laing, pinangat, Bicol express, sili ice cream and other native delicious foods.

Mayor Noel E. Rosal said the open chartered flight from China’s Xiamen City to Legazpi City also gives a huge contribution to the increasing number of tourist arrivals.

The city, Rosal said, targets to achieve the 700,000 tourist arrivals this year.

He urged the CTO to push further the city’s tourism promotion program as part of informing all kinds of tourist travelers regarding the tourist destinations and other idyllic places in the city. (PNA) LAP/FGS/EPS/CBD/UTB

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