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PIA Press Release
2006/10/12

Oro registers 42,811 visitors in 2Q

Cagayan de Oro City (12 October) -- A total of 42,811 local and foreign visitors were registered in the city covering the second quarter of this year.

Imma Rae D. Gatuslao, City Tourism Officer, disclosed that the city's warm summer weather and its good reputation as an ideal place for educational and cultural visits have lured visitors to come to Cagayan de Oro.

Among the foreign visitors, Asians accounted for the most number with 871, followed by Americans with 776. Domestic arrivals during from April to June was pegged at 37,461.

Hotel occupancy for the second quarter was 60.45%, an increase of 2.11% as compared to the same period last year due to the good performance of events organized in the city.

Gatuslao said that the domestic and foreign travelers enjoyed their stay in the city and vowed to come again to experience more of the city's thrills and frills.

"The city is not only dubbed as a convention destination in Mindanao but it is also recognized as an Adventure Capital of the Philippines," she said.

Aside from the famous white water rafting, visitors can try the adventures in Macahambus Adventure Park, Mapawa Nature Park, do kayaking and pinoy rafting in the Cagayan de Oro River, try spelunking and experience Cagayanons cultural heritage in the Gardens of Malasag. (City Information Office/RAGCOM) [top]

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