DOT to launch “Cruise and Drive Tours” in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, June 16 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism Region VI is set to launch its new tourism product “Cruise and Drive Tours” that aims to connect three islands of Western Visayas through the roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessels soon.

The Cruise and Drive Tours intends to carry tourists and their automobiles, cars, rented vans, jeepneys and tour buses through the RORO vessels plying between the islands of Panay, Guimaras and Negros Occidental.

The Cruise and Drive Tours was introduced during the Experience Western Visayas First Grand Launch last March 2, 2014 at the Freedom Grandstand, this city, through a two-minute audio-visual presentation.

Before the launching, a critiquing activity will take place in a two-day, three-island tour within Western Visayas using three vans with the DOT personnel, tour operators and guides and members of the media this coming June 21-22.

The final product will be a tour package exclusive for Cruise and Drive and will be distributed at the DOT foreign and regional offices, DOT Region VI Office, local government units, DOT accredited travel and tour agencies and promotional events, among others. (PNA)