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Cebu Hailed as Best Honeymoon Destination at China Fair
Philippine Wedding News
18 June 2010

The beautiful beaches, romantic resorts, and breathtaking view of Cebu City received a well-deserved commendation as the Queen City of the South was recently hailed as the Best Honeymoon Destination during the World Trade Fair 2010 held at Shanghai, China.

The Department of Tourism (DoT) revealed the news last Wednesday, June 9 after Cebu was declared winner after a public vote and a strict evaluation process undertaken by professional jurors from the Shanghai Tourism Municipal Administration, VNU Exhibitions Asia, and Shanghai International Conference Management Organization.

In his interview with the press, DoT Secretary Joseph 'Ace' Durano said that they are not surprised that more and more travelers, especially couples, are finding its pristine white beaches, romantic resorts and breathtaking views, coupled with the innate warmth and friendliness of our locals, a perfect treat for their honeymoon trip.

Sec. Durano added that the said recognition of Cebu is a “noteworthy indication of the country’s growing tourism charm among many travelers across the world.” He also stressed that the country’s competitive tour pricing and the continuous development of the transportation sector are influential drivers of tourism growth in the island-province.

DoT Undersecretary for Tourism Planning and Promotions Eduardo Jarque, Jr., who received the award during the said travel fair, said that the citation is “an affirmation of the country’s world-class tourist spots and its unfailing efforts to reach out to new markets”.

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