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More tourists visiting So. Leyte

Sinugdan Festival dancers during the 496th First Mass Celebration at Limasawa Island

April 8 - 14, 2017

MAASIN CITY - The Provincial Tourism Office disclosed recently that the number of tourist arrivals in Southern Leyte has increased in the past three years.

Based on the statistics showed, the province has significantly increased its tourist influxes since the Yolanda devastation.

Since 2014’s 490,133 tourists (domestic and foreign), a drastic increase was registered at 962,535 in 2016.

The data were based on the number of tourist attractions, hotel accommodations and seminars or trainings held and hosted by the province.

Provincial tourism head Nedgar Garvez also expects additional tourists to come and visit the province as they are offering more summer activities this year. “For those who love trekking adventure, we are planning to offer Cavers Jam activity this summer,” Garvez said.

Meanwhile, for those who love surfing the beach, the tourism office planned a surfing camp in Silago best site for beginners to practice their surfing skills.

Other places eyed for development to promote tourism include the Uwanuwanan Falls in Kawayan, Libagon; marine diving sites in Sogod Bay and Napantao in San Francisco; Limasawa island and the Maasin City zoo.(By MARK L. RIMAS)






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