‘NegOcc tourism on a rebound’

By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Tuesday that the tourism industry is starting to get back on its feet again.

Diaz cited to reporters that on Day One of the opening of the Mambukal Mountain Resort, it registered 100 guests already.

The summer resort is owned and managed by the provincial government.

It was closed during the pandemic and was utilized as a COVID-19 facility and was re- opened to the public last week.

Diaz said the peak was last Sunday where 300 guests were booked. He added that the rates are still the same.

Starting May 1, Mambukal will start accommodating overnight guests.

He also assured that the new rates will not be expensive.

“Tourism is already coming back, hopefully we can sustain it and we hope that our COVID cases will not only be single but hopefully there will be none,” Diaz further said