Words simply will not do justice to describe the God-given beauty of Cagayan Valley as far as Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo is concerned, even as she invited foreigners and Filipinos alike to come and experience the “ultimate tourist adventure” in the northernmost region. Teo hailed the rise of Cagayan Valley (Region 2) as one of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations.

DOT Asec Frederick Alegre, Usec Alma Rita Jimenez, with DOT Region II Director Virgilio Maguigad,
 DOT Director Rica Bueno and CVRTC Chair Olive Pascual  join other guests during the 
Showroom’s launch last April 18, 2017. 

“Cagayan Valley exudes so much potentials owing to the region’s fertile agricultural and marine resources. It offers diverse tourist adventure in farm and eco-tourism,” said Teo.

The region’s tourist attractions are featured as one of the emerging tourist destinations in the Philippines at the Department of Tourism (DOT) Showroom at Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

DOT Region II Director Virgilio Maguigad disclosed that Cagayan Valley’s five provinces –Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, and Quirino have seen consistent increase in tourist arrivals.

Santiago City Balambam Dancers

 

DOT data show Region II 2.62 million visitor arrivals in 2016, an impressive 22.4 percent increase from 2015 arrivals.“Cagayan Valley is so vast it offers a multitude of adventure activities to visitors,” Maguigad said.

Among the region’s products on display until April 28 are corn grits, dragon fruit wine, coconut vinegar, carabao chicharon, lubeg vinegar, organic turmeric tea, and among others.

“We would like to thank DOT for giving us an opportunity to showcase the best of Region II. This showroom in our way to make sure people will see more of what Cagayan Valley and the Northern Philippine
Islands can offer,” he added.

Santiago City Rondalla

 

DOT Region 02 Director Virgilio Maguigad disclosed that Cagayan Valley’s five provinces –Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, and Quirino have seen consistent increase in tourist arrivals.

DOT data show that the region had 2.62 million visitor arrivals in 2016, an impressive 22.4 percent increase from 2015 arrivals.  “Cagayan Valley is so vast it offers a multitude of adventure activities to visitors,” Maguigad said.

“We would like to thank DOT for giving us an opportunity to showcase the best of Region 02. This showroom is our way to make sure people will see more of what Cagayan Valley and the Northern Philippine Islands can offer,” he added.#(Story and Photos courtesy of Department of Tourism.Travel BloggersMagazine)