Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience
Candice Iyog (left) joined Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for the
launch of the Philippine Shopping Festival. The festival is one of government’s
initiatives to spur domestic tourism and spending to alleviate the impact of
the Novel Corona Virus on tourist arrivals
Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific reduces its year-round low
fares across over 70 domestic destinations in support of government initiatives
to spur domestic tourism to alleviate the impact of travel restrictions caused
by the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). This is on top of
promotional seat sales for key destinations the carrier has been running since
late last month.
today (February 19), year-round low fares of Cebu Pacific will sell for as low
as PHP88 (base fare)—even for travel within the next few days. Routes with
reduced fares include those originating from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro
(Laguindingan), Davao, Iloilo and Zamboanga.
top of the fare reduction, Cebu Pacific has also ramped-up capacity across key
domestic routes by an average of 44%. Seats were increased across flights
between Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo and
Bacolod; as well as between Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod and Iloilo. These
will be implemented either by an upgrade to larger-capacity aircraft or
are one with the government and fellow tourism stakeholders during this
challenging time. Through this increase in the supply of seats and fare
reductions across our domestic route network, we hope to encourage Philippine residents
to travel and explore the country,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for
Marketing and Customer Experience of Cebu Pacific.
Department of Tourism (DOT) has been coordinating with airlines, hotels,
resorts and other tourism stakeholders to come up with measures to “arrest and
to cushion” the slowdown in tourist arrivals due to the risks from COVID-19.
These initiatives include airline seat sales and packaged promotional
vacations. The DOT is also launching the first-ever nationwide “Philippine
Shopping Festival” to showcase the country as a prime retail destination in
terms of unique finds, diversity of brands and shopping experience.
remain committed to promoting the best of the Philippine festivals across a
more global audience through our Fiesta Fun Fest campaign, on top of
initiatives that magnify the fun travel experiences the country has to offer.”
reduced fares and additional capacity will be made available across all booking
channels of Cebu Pacific, including partner travel agencies, its website (www.cebupacificair.com),
or through the official mobile app.