Cagayan de Oro tops tourist destination in Mindanao

March 20, 2013 10:41 pm 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 20 -– Northern Mindanao topped tourist destination in 2011 with Cagayan de Oro City as the gateway city in the region, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 10 on Wednesday said.

Regional Director Catalino Chan III of Northern Mindanao said, that more than 1.7 foreign and domestic visitors and tourists passes through Cagayan De Oro City making it as the most visited commercial hub in Mindanao higher than Davao’s more than 956,000 visitors in 2011.

In 2010, Region 10 tourists and visitors reached 1.4 million compared to Davao’s 900,000 visitors or a 16 per cent growth of tourist arrivals in Cagayan de Oro City and 5 percent tourist arrivals for Davao, Chan added.

Chan said Cagayan Deo Oro City became an ideal travel destination because of its “connectivity” with other tourist destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao.

“There is now a direct flight from Cagayan de Oro City to Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro City to Davao,” Chan said.

While tourists and visitors continue to grow in Northern Mindanao with Cagayan De Oro as its gateway, there are still many things to do, Chan said.

He said that Cagayan de Oro City still needs a convention center that can accommodate more than 5,000 and five star hotels to compete in the domestic and international markets.

Chan also encouraged local government units to develop potential tourism destinations in their areas and potential sources of employment and revenues. (PNA)



6 Responses to “Cagayan de Oro tops tourist destination in Mindanao”

  1. Damarre on March 23rd, 2013 4:49 pm

    I wonder where or how they got this figures. It looks bogus to me and seems that even CDO local passengers were counted as tourist.

    MATA NA CDO!!!

    Hype will not do us good, it will boomerang on us one day in such a bad way!

  2. burot on March 23rd, 2013 6:43 pm

    this article is misleading. you are basing your data on tourist passes from visayas and mindanao. however not all of them stay in the city as mostly are just passers-by since cdo is a gateway from mindanao to visayas. but based on number of hotel accomodations, cdo lags behind davao by a large margin. in fact, philippine airlines has pulled out its flights from cdo. davao has already breached 1m tourist visits in 2012 and has already hosted large international conventions like mice-con and soon the ad congress, apec summit and imex convention. this shows that davao is the top tourist destination in mindanao.

  3. anon on March 23rd, 2013 10:31 pm

    This is very MISLEADING reporting. I cant believe DOT X would do such a thing. Data from DOT shows that the 1.7m is for the entire region. That said, not all of these visited CdeO and its even possible that travel within region is included in the counting

    If we are talking about individual destinations, Davao is way ahead of Cagayan de Oro

    Davao City – 744, 275
    Cagayan de Oro City – 428, 259
    Zamboanga City – 116, 253


    I hope DOT X is more careful with their announcements,wag padalos dalos sa pag claim para lang magppabango. Its funny that this announcement was done after Davao’s successful hosting of MICECON2013 lol

  4. anon on March 23rd, 2013 11:02 pm

    This clearly shows that Davao is ahead of CdeO..

    Davao City – 744, 275
    Cagayan de Oro City – 428, 259

    PLease rectify the misleading article

  5. tolombotoy on March 25th, 2013 12:59 pm

    Unsai nka chada sa davao? nga hugaw man ghapon ang
    —Terminal mga tao gapang katulog sa folding bed.
    —Hinlo daw ang dalan daghan ghapon basura
    —Buildings Box type…
    —Chinatown chada paman ang Cogon
    — Jeep ug Taxi mka Titanus sa ka taya

    pag hilom…kung dli mu ganahan sa CdeO atimana inyo kaugalingon

  6. lily on March 26th, 2013 9:47 pm

    i think ila ginamean dari is METRO CDO not the single city