Bacolod among preferred sites for Singapore tourists
Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star) - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Bacolod is gaining interest from Asian tourists as it is listed among the top emerging destinations for Singaporeans in 2019, according to travel site Skyscanner.

Based on its APAC Travel Trends Report, Skyscanner said Bacolod is the fifth top emerging destination for Singaporean tourists next year.

Skyscanner author Paul Andrew cited the San Sebastian Cathedral and The Ruins as among the attractions drawing visitors to Bacolod.

“However, the real reason for a Bacolod visit is to explore the dropdead gorgeous island of Negros,” Andrew said.

“Kick off your visit at the amazing Manjuyod Sandbar, before heading to Sugar Beach to explore Danjugan Island Marine Reserve with its pristine beaches and kayaking, snorkelling and trekking opportunities,” he said.

Skyscanner also cited Bacolod’s colorful MasKara Festival as another attraction to witness.

“Trekkers will be awed by the trails in the Twin Lakes National Park with its virgin rainforest teeming with life. If it is encounters with nature you seek, you won’t be disappointed with a Bacalod vacation in 2019,” Skyscanner said.

Singapore is currently the country’s ninth largest source markets for foreign arrivals.

From January to September this year, a total of 130,674 Singaporeans visited the Philippines, a 2.44 percent increase from 125,442 last year.

Bacolod joins Berlin in Germany, Moscow in Russia and Kuching in Malaysia, among others, as the top destinations for Singaporeans next year.

Skyscanner also reported that Manila was the 8th top destination for Singaporeans in 2018.

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