Tomorrow is the Guimaras familiarization tour, in time for the province’s annual Manggahan Festival, which culminates this weekend. The Department of Tourism-Region VI (DOT-6) will be hosting a tour of the island, including a chance to experience the eat-all-you-can mango event.
The island province also boasts white sand beaches, resorts, and a windmill.
Many thanks to DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas for offering such an opportunity.
With Boracay undergoing rehabilitation, DOT is encouraging travelers to visit other destinations in the country.
Lakawon, which is an hour drive from Bacolod City, has been newly-developed and considered in a class of its own – something for me to discover.
However, it’s not just beaches, Iloilo City is now considered the nightlife of the province. On the other hand, in the City of Smiles, it has become a haven for culinary tourism.
With Bacolod City hosting the 2018 Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) Conference in August, the city should begin cleaning house; get rid of the garbage on the streets and the clotheslines strung up along the roads.
Since this event is an international program, Bacolod City and Negros Occidental’s reputations are at stake.
This column greets Ping Jimenea, Pam Cababsay, Rene Cortum, Ray Tabafunda, Evelyn Moriente, Toto dela Paz, Meloy Mercado, Blueboy Duterte, Jerry Sy, Philip Lacson, Tina Gurrea-Lacson, Liezl Torres, Pinky Hautea, Genevieve Sagayno, Reuben Tampos, and Michael Trani./WDJ