“Caraga region is still normal and arrival of tourists, both foreign and domestic is still ongoing.”
Thus said Department of Tourism Caraga (DOT-13) acting director Jean A. Camarin as she claimed the declaration of martial law in Mindanao did not dampen tourism in the region.
Camarin said tourism players in Caraga remain bullish about prospects for tourism, despite the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte placing the whole Mindanao under Martial Law.”
In fact, she said there are no cancellations whatsoever of the big tourism activities that will take place in Caraga like the game fishing competition, sea sporting events and other festivities which are expected to draw a large number of local and foreign tourists.
Among the activities are the 2017 National Surfing Competition and the 2017 World Surfing Cup slated in the country’s famous “Cloud 9” in General Luna town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, the 2017 Eco-Sports Festival in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur next week and the 2017 Naliyagan Festival in Agusan del Sur in the second week of next month.
“This early, bookings already started at various tourists resorts in Siargao Island as the provincial and municipal governments of Surigao del Norte and General Luna are already preparing for these two big events,” Camarin said.
Camarin added its Visit Caraga for More Fun campaign designed to generate tourist arrivals and tourism revenues for the region will continue.
DOT– Caraga and local government units in the Caraga region are eying more than 2 million tourist arrivals this year. By CLC