Alongside Boracay, Palawan and Cebu, Bohol remains to be among the country’s top tourist destinations, said Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo.
Teo who visited Bohol Monday told media that the province is among top preferences of both local and foreign tourists.
“Yes, Bohol is always considered by tourists as their top destination. They want to come here and visit the Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier so tamang tama ang Bohol,” Teo said.
She pointed out that the white sand beaches in Panglao and the manmade forest in Bilar are also popular among vacationers.
According to Teo, tourist influx into Bohol is expected to further grow with the impending completion of the international airport in Panglao which will open direct routes between the province and Europe.
The airport is set for completion in July while commercial operations are expected to commence in August.
Teo was in Bohol Monday as the guest of honor during the groundbreaking ceremony of the P1.5-billion water treatment facility in Cortes, the first bulk water supply project in the province.
The DOT secretary expressed optimism that the project will help boost tourism in the province particularly as the project is intended to supply water in Dauis and the resort town of Panglao.
“This move is definitely another way for us to fast track our goal towards being highly competitive environmentally, sustainable and socially responsible industry which promotes inclusive growth,” Teo said. (Rey Tutas)