AirAsia Philippines Cebu Airline Partner of Hotel, Resort and Resort Association, Inc. In its efforts to help improve tourist and promote economic recovery in Cebu and outlying areas, AirAsia signed a partnership last June 25, 2021, with the Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI), to be its official corporate airline partner. This partnership aims to promote safe domestic travel in Cebu, which continues to thrive through its self-reliant tourism industry.
HRRACI is a non-profit, non-government company that supplies an opportunity for tactical partnerships amongst its member business, associates, schools, and other stakeholders with the common goal of promoting Cebu as a world-class tourist location.
The MOA signing activity was held in Bai Hotel, Mandaue, Cebu, where a simple program commemorated the beginning of the partnership.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla noted, “Tourism stakeholders including AirAsia, came together with other stakeholders like HRRACI, the Local Government Unit (LGU) and the Department of Tourism in rebooting the tourist industry in Cebu, an essential industry that contributes to the Philippine economy.”
“But to do this, we should provide travelers not just sights and tours but also added value to their cash. Through collaborations like this, we can give attractive alternatives and promos for our visitors and Cebuanos. They are delighted to be uncovering Cebu as the international health scenario is getting better.
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“In AirAsia, we will not stop innovating to supply the best travel experiences to our valued guests. We would like to give our thanks to HRRACI for this partnership as we are both set to renew the tourism sector and the economy of the province.”
During the program, AirAsia provided prospective collaboration chances for HRRACI stakeholders such as a-Access, an incentive card for AirAsia and non-AirAsia guests granting access to special offers from a wide selection of partner establishments throughout crucial destinations in the nation, including Cebu.
HRRACI likewise revealed their appreciation for this collaboration and efforts taken by AirAsia in reconstructing self-confidence in tourism and flight.
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HRRACI President Alfred Reyes stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown to the tourist market that partnership, trust, and solidarity are important for revitalizing travel as we anticipate the resuming of borders. On behalf of the entire HRRACI, we are excited about this collaboration. We are passionate about innovating through collaboration and innovation and see the method individuals book and experience travel.”
“This inked initiative in between AirAsia and HRRAC has a broad effect in terms of our market partners to find services and promote the need and largely assist the having a hard time travel and tourist market.”
“With this collaboration, HRRACI stays committed to offering greater convenience and value to clients and our members, which has become ever essential in this pandemic.”
“HRRACI together with AirAsia is determined to attain one goal– and that is to restore tourism.”
The MOA signing event was likewise attended by Mia Singson-Leon, HRRACI Vice President for Hotels, and General Manager of Quest Hotel and Conference Center, Brian Noel, Vice President for Restaurants, President of Casa Verde, Dr. Grayfield Bajao, Vice President for Academe, HRM Dean at the University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu Campus, Colleen Barcelona, HRRACI Vice President for Resorts, and Human Resources Manager of Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Jonathan Nowell, HRRACI Board of Trustee, and General Manager of JPark Island Resort and Waterpark, Juvy Ikeuchi, HRRACI Treasurer, and CEO of Kukhai Japanese Seafood Restaurant, Carlo Suarez, HRRACI Board of Trustee, and General Manager of Cebu Grand Hotel, Arlene Tongco, General Manager or Summit Galleria Cebu, Riza Marie Macaibay, Senior Tourism Operations Officer, DOT Region 7, Judilyn Quiachon, Supervising Tourism Operations Officer, DOT Region 7, and Ray Berja, AirAsia Philippines CFO, and media partners.
The occasion was made possible by the Cebu City Tourism Commission and Chairperson Atty. Joy Pesquera, Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Cultural and Historical Commission and Chairman Ms. Cindi King-Chan, Department of Tourism Region 7, headed by Regional Director Shalimar Tamano, the Cebu Association of Tour guides and President Ms. Grace Melendres, and the Mactan Cebu International Airport.
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