World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu postponed

Manila – The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DoT) has finally postponed the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) 5th World Ecotourism Conference, originally scheduled to take place in Cebu on November 13-15.

The tourism department’s undersecretary Daniel G. Corpuz postponed the event because of an earthquake:

“In view of the recent events, the Philippine DoT and UNWTO affiliate DiscoveryMice are postponing the 5th World Ecotourism Conference to the first quarter of 2014 in Cebu. All of those who have registered online are advised to reconfirm their interest to attend once the online registration is re-activated with the new schedule.”

“We look forward to everyone’s kind co-operation and support as we work for the swift recovery of Cebu and Bohol tourism infrastructure.”

Lyle Lewis, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu (where the event was to take place) and vice president of Philippines and Japan, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said:

“Our building has been certified as structurally sound and sustained minor cosmetic damage in the earthquake. Our hotel is fully operational and we will always put the safety and well-being of our guests and employees as our top priority.” Source: TTG