Olongapo: Prime Tourists Destination
“Kahit ngayong Pebrero pa lamang ay kapansin pansin na ang pagdami ng mga turista sa ating mga beach areas lalo na tuwing weekends kaya Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. has tasked concerned departments to prepare for the upcoming summer season as tourists noticeably begin to flock at Barangay Barretto, the city’s beach capital.
‘’Dapat na hindi lamang ang mga resort owners at mga negosyante ang maghanda kundi pati na rin ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaang lungsod upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng mga turista sa kanilang pagbisita dito sa Olongapo,” wika ni Mayor Gordon.
In this connection, the City Tourism Office, Office of Traffic Management and Public Safety, Disaster Management Office, and the Olongapo City Police Office are closely working together to ensure that tourists can enjoy exploring the city without worry for their safety.
“Now that Olongapo and Subic Bay Freeport Zone are more accessible to travelers from north to south thru the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), it is expected that the number of tourists visiting the areas would geometrically increase considering the less hours of travel time and less cost in travel expenses as compared to other summer destinations,” said Councilor Gina Perez who has sponsored several resolutions in the Sangguniang Panglungsod in promotion of the city’s tourism industry.
“Although unsolicited, I want to give the employees of hotels and resorts in the city a piece of advice, especially those who are in the frontline. Not only smile and be sincere when serving your guests, but provide the best service you can give, because Olongapeños should not only be known for volunteerism or discipline but also as the most hospitable and efficient people and that, plus our natural wonders make Olongapo as one of the prime tourists destinations in the country,” said Mayor Gordon.