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« on: August 31, 2009, 02:47:27 PM »
Cebu is 4th best island in Asia for 2009
By Boboi Costas
Cebu Daily News First Posted 13:34:00 08/31/2009

 
CEBU, Philippines — Cebu ranked no. 4 among Asian island destinations, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which recently rleased the results of its World’s Best Awards 2009, a listing of the best hotels, airlines, cruises in islands and cities all over the world.

No other Philippine city, island, resort, hotel, or airline made it to the listing in other categories.

The awards are based on the American magazine’s 14th Readers’ Poll survey conducted from mid-January to the end of March this year.

“An unprecedented number of new names and places made their debuts on this year’s list, sometimes unseating longtime favorites,” says Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nancy Novogrod.

Cebu got a rating of 79.68 points.

It ranked behind Bali (87.41), Maldives (84.43), and Phuket (80.93).

Respondents were asked to rate the islands based on natural attractions, activities and sights, restaurant and food, people and value.

They had to rate a candidate on a scale of 1 to 5 where “1” means poor and “5” means excellent.

In the magazine survey, Cebu island was shut out, however, from the coveted list of Top Islands Overall.

Bali with a rating of 87.41 was still no. 1.

Phuket in Thailand ranked second last year but failed to land in this year’s top ten.

Top Islands Overall rankings include: Bali (87.41), Galapagos (86.80), Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia (86.09), Kauai (85.90), Mount Desert Island in Maine (85.87), Maui in Hawaii (85.48), Aeolian Islands in Italy (85.13), Maldives (84.43), Big Island (83.92), and Vancouver Island (83.74).

For the past three years, the announcement of the World’s Best Awards winners has been preceded by the release of findings from The Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, created by Travel + Leisure’s parent company American Express Publishing and Harrison Group, a strategic-marketing research firm.

Novogrod says she was struck by the consistency of the insights of American consumers. “They have a high regard for value and service, brand loyalty and small rewards,” she said.

The Best Islands awards were divided into geographical categories: Continental US and Canada; Hawaii; the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas; Mexico and Central and South America; Europe; Asia; and Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The questionnaires were developed by editors of the magazine in association with Harris Interactive, an independent research firm. They were posted in the magazine’s website.

Readers were invited to participate and a select group also received invitations by e-mail.
Respondents were screened and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals were eliminated from the final tally.

In the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers’ Choice Survey, Cebu has occupied the seventh spot in the best island destination in Asia/Indian Ocean three times: in 2008 at 70.9, which is two points short of 2007’s 72.3 points and 2004’s 72.8 points.

Twice, it has been ranked 8th best island destination: in 2006 with 71.0 points and in 2005 with 69.5 in the same magazine survey.

Both Travel + Leisure Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler are American publications based in New York.

‘Much to be proud of

Tourism Undersecretary Phineas Alburo said the award proves that Cebu Island has a lot to be proud of.

“That's good news. It really speaks well of the destination and has erased doubts among travelers. It is a very good development,” Alburo told Cebu Daily News.

He said Travel + Leisure, based in New York, was a “prestigious” American publication.

Alburo said Cebu gets a share of 500,000 international tourists in a year while the number of local tourists exceeds more than 500,000 a year.

“Cebu has all the ingredients for an ideal destination,” he said.

He cited the island's accessibility with an international airport, natural attractions such as diving and beaches, heritage sites, and the hospitality of the people, making it one of the best destinations in Asia.

Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Mario Amores said “tremendous” efforts were poured by officials into tourism development.

He said the presence of an international airport and world-class resorts were a big plus, aside from the business appeal.

“Without a business-friendly environment, these resorts would not be investing here. They look for assurance of returns on their investment and that the environment factors are stable.”

Lapu-Lapu first lady Paz Radaza, co-chairperson of the City Tourism Committee, said the recognition would encourage more cooperation between the public and private sector.

“With this recognition, it will encourage both the private and the public sector to work hard to give tourists the best amenities at par with the world standards. The recognition will make every Cebuano proud,” Radaza added.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 09:11:54 PM »
Much to be proud of.


indeed! It is so nice to know. Once tourist come to Cebu, they will come to Bohol and neighboring islands too. Mura ra man gud ang Cebu ang atong capital city.

Manila was not on the list ha? Wa jud bitaw kaayo kay mabuhat sa Manila karong panahona. Puro lang traffic.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 09:57:03 PM »
Daghan foreign tourists abi nila ang Bohol part of Cebu. In travel marts I've been to here in Tokyo, Cebu travel and tour industry operators include Bohol in their Cebu package and purposely avoid making the distinction. I believe a huge part of the credit for this recognition goes to Bohol. Love my own gyud. Siguro kung naa na ta'y international airport, that's the time Bohol will get the distinct identity it deserves.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:04:06 PM »
About the author:

Cebu-based Boboi Costas is a Department of Tourism's Kalakbay Award recipient as best travel writer. His family owns the Santiago Bay Garden Resort in Camotes Island (I think it has a website). About two years ago I became his tour guide in Bohol as he was tracing his Coquilla roots which are in either Antequera, Maribojoc or Loon. The latter is the most probable origin. His great great grandfather who was on his way to Eastern Samar to join his relatives as ambulant vendors was waylaid and allegedly persuaded to proceed instead to Camotes. He brought with him an image of the Birhen sa Kasilak, Loon's patroness, which he enthroned in a chapel he made for her and is still venerated today in Boboi's barangay in Camotes. The Birhen sa Kasilak is not venerated elsewhere in Bohol. Currently Eastern Samar's lone district Cogressman is a Coquilla from Loon. Bol-anon pud diay ni si Boboi. By the way, Boboi's search for his great great grandfather's name on the pages of Loon's baptistry records yielded eleven names that matched.  

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 01:33:52 AM »
santiago bay garden resort doesn't have their own website. however you can check it here:

http://www.camotesresorts.com.ph/facilitiesandservices.htm
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 01:43:36 AM »
http://www.camotesresorts.com.ph/facilitiesandservices.htm[/url]


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ms da bins, nindot jud ang camotes specially santiago bay gardens ug mangodlong. i've been there several times. if you want to discover camotes, they have their office at AC cortes ave. mandaue city.

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Camotes is beautiful. I have been there several times.

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No offense sa mga taga Bohol, I am really looking forward of seeing that place.

Ray and Koddi, unsa man na casual place lang? kay di ko ganahan ug dagko nga resorts nga pormal na kaayo.

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 02:41:23 AM »

Camotes has its own rustic charm. But it's much much smaller compared to Bohol. Dili nato ma compare ang duha kay lahi na man ang level sa tourism sa Bohol. Camotes actually has two islands. One is the island town of Pilar which is nearer Ormoc. The bigger one has 3 towns: Tudela, San Francisco and Poro. Daghan pud Bol-anon niining dapita.

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Dili man high-end ang mga resorts sa Camotes. Wala silay sama sa Bohol Beach Club, Ananyana, Eskaya, Amarella, Golden Peacock, etc.   

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consider santiago bay gardens as the best and grandest resort in camotes.

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Thanks for posting this.

It would be great if I could get my friends to go with me to the Philippines, and Cebu would be a stopping ground.

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2009, 02:23:41 AM »
Because political turmoil is VERY rare in Cebu. =)
If possible, rally and roadside demonstrations are not allowed.

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Linaw na diay ron sa Cebu? That's quite a thought. I should have remained there, then. I always associate Cebu with my school days prior to EDSA. Those days were everything but peaceful. 

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compared to Manila's "everywhere demonstration", wala na dre  HB :)

mao nay gi bawal ni garcia.. that's one of the major factors nga maka discourage ug tourism jud bya.

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Cebu City, "ang harang dakbayan sa Kabisay-an." still the best island in the Philippines.
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009, 09:30:39 AM »
This new accolade should encourage the Cebu local officials to do better in curbing street crimes and cleaning up the city.

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 07:07:12 AM »
Cebu, I'm so proud of you,
         way to go!
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