I’ve been to Bohol almost 4 years ago, and it was an unforgettable experience having been able to visit the province’s many places of interest that show the diversity it offers. I have very fond memories of Bohol, and I’m sure others who were fortunate to visit the place would agree as well. Thus it was unfortunate to have learned then how Bohol suffered from that strong earthquake in 2013 which took about 200 lives, destroyed some of its infrastructure and heritage structures, and heavily damaged other structures as well.
In the midst of limited resources, rehabilitation and reconstruction work goes on in Bohol. For the meantime, the province is eager to show that it can rise from calamities and is enticing visitors to come and visit not only to see the beauty of Bohol but also to revitalize tourism in the province which would be of help to the local economy as well.
It was these goals in mind that the Bohol Provincial Government launched the program “Visit Bohol 2015” recently with a 3-day Bohol Travel Expo at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati last January 9-11.
The expo showcased the different products and tourist destinations Bohol has to offer, with different hotels and tour operators based in the province were there to offer special rates on accommodations for tourists.
Speaking of tourists, Air Asia was also there in the expo to offer special airfare rates for those who be flying to Tagbilaran and back.
But perhaps the highlight of this 3-day event was the chance to hear in person the renowned Loboc Children’s Choir as their angelic voices serenaded the crowd with various song numbers.
Here’s hoping the 3-day expo would be enough to entice travelers to visit Bohol and help in the revitalization of its tourism. And even if you missed the event, do make a point to visit the place if you have not done so yet. Despite the damage it has suffered, Bohol still has so much to offer that one should check out.