The island of Cebu has been named once again as a popular tourist destination in Asia by a prestigious international magazine, CNT – Conde Nast Traveler which is a luxury lifestyle magazine of Conde Nast Publications. This was revealed last October 7, 2020 on its 2020 Readers Choice Awards publication and was reported by Cebu Daily News
‘Cebu and Visayas’ topped the list of the Best Islands in Asia 2020 category, followed by Sri Lanka at second and Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand at third. Aside from Cebu, two other favorite tourist spots in the Philippines made it to the coveted. These are Palawan, Siargao, and Boracay which ranked fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Cebu is visited by nearly 2 million travelers yearly for its pristine beaches and diving spots off the island’s northern coast. Spanish and Roman Catholic influences permeate Cebu City; Basilica Minore del Santo Niño houses a small statue of Christ that was presented by Ferdinand Magellan,” the magazine said. Located in the center of the Philippines, Cebu is indeed a great place for tourist and business destination.
Kawasan Falls located in Badian town of southwestern Cebu was also recommended by the magazine, further advising to avoid visiting on weekends considering the number visitors. Though if you wish to find a quiter spot, you can hike up further to the source of the falls.
DOT, for its part, welcomed this development. The Department of Tourism welcomed this development. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat in said in a statement…
“The Philippines is indeed blessed with the best of nature, as exhibited by the consecutive accolades we are receiving from reputable and prestigious publications for our islands and beaches,”
“This latest citation from CNT gives us in the Department of Tourism (DOT) a boost of confidence, as we continuously carry out our strategies to gradually reopen domestic tourism, to once again welcome travellers from other countries when things become better,” she added.
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