Number of hotels in Naga City increases ahead of summer season


The Naga City has recorded an increase in the number of hotels and accommodation establishments in the city ahead of the start of the summer season.

According to the Naga City Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (ACTO), about half of the hotels in the city are already accredited with the Tourism department.

ACTO chief Alec Santos said that the city started recorded a more than 50% increase in hotel and accommodation establishments with only 34 in 2011 to 80 as of the moment.

“Among the accredited hotels include the CBD Plaza Hotel, Crown Hotel, The Carmen Hotel, Robinsons Hotel, and the still under construction Summit Hotels and Go Hotels,” the city said.

City reports from the DOT, the Naga City said that it has the most number of accredited hotels in Bicol Region, which could be an “indicator of good economic status of the city enough to encourage investors to do business, as well as excellent quality of service the hotels and restaurants can offer their clients, especially tourists.”

The Inter-Agency Joint Inspection Team known as the Task Force Tourism started in 2012 is one projects implemented “to ensure quality of service being rendered by private establishments for their clients— assuring sanitation, safety and security among others.”

“With the summer season coming in less than three months now, ACTO is currently working on necessary preparations to anticipate the visit of tourists in the city, among which includes the water safety and basic life support trainings for the tourist guides and lifeguards— to ensure safety also of tourists,” the city said.

Meanwhile, ACTO is now strengthening is campaign against abusive drivers as they are one of the sectors that “greatly impacts tourists’ impressions of the city.”

The office is also addressing issues on alternate routes to tourist spots for easy access to visitors and mulls the creation of tourism center to provide information guidance especially to lone travelers.

“The office is also working for the promotions of art- related activities and the use of karetelas as a mode of transportation,” the city said.

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