By Minerva BC Newman
Cebu City – Twelve hotels and resorts from Cebu and Bohol received the ASEAN Tourism Standards Awards that were recognized by the Department of Tourism over the weekend.
DOT-7 regional director Shalimar Hofer Tamano said six properties from Cebu and Bohol were recognized as ASEAN Green Hotels while six Cebu accommodation establishments were recognized as SEAN MICE Venue under the hotel category.
Tamano said the ASEAN Green Hotels awardees are: Amorita Resort-Bohol; Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort-Mactan; Bellevue Resort-Bohol; Bohol Beach Club-Bohol; Crimson Resort and Spa-Mactan and Pulchra Resort-Cebu).
Six hotels that were recognized with the ASEAN MICE Venue Awards were Radisson Blu Hotel-Cebu, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino-Cebu, Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa-Cebu, Bellevue Resort-Bohol and Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Cebu, Tamano added.
Tamano explained the ASEAN Tourism Standards Awards is an initiative of the 10 ASEAN member countries to encourage stakeholders throughout the region to further improve standards in terms of sustainable tourism services.
This is in line with the ASEAN vision of making the region globally competitive as a “quality single destination”, he added.