Sunday, 28 April 2024 08:08


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Cagayan de Oro City warmly welcomed the 2nd Mindanao Tourism Expo 2024 (MTEX2024) with a grand opening ceremony graced by esteemed dignitaries.
Department of Tourism Secretary Cristina Garcia Frasco led the inaugural event, joined by CDO City Mayor Rolando "Klarex" Uy, Vice Mayor Jocelyn "Bebot" Rodriguez, and Misamis Oriental Governor Peter "Sr. Pedro" Unabia, alongside other municipal and city officials from across Mindanao.
The expo, a platform aimed at promoting Mindanao's diverse tourism offerings, showcases the region's rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural landscapes, and vibrant local communities.
With a focus on sustainable tourism practices, MTEX2024 seeks to highlight Mindanao's potential as a premier travel destination while fostering economic growth and community development.
Throughout the expo, visitors can expect a plethora of activities ranging from cultural performances, culinary delights, adventure tours, and interactive exhibits spotlighting Mindanao's distinct attractions.
Secretary Frasco expressed optimism about the expo's role in bolstering Mindanao's tourism sector, stating, "MTEX2024 serves as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation in promoting sustainable tourism practices across Mindanao. By showcasing the region's unique offerings, we aim to attract both domestic and international travelers, fostering inclusive growth and preserving our cultural heritage."
Mayor Uy echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of partnerships between government agencies, local communities, and private sector stakeholders in driving tourism development.
"CDO is proud to host MTEX2024 and showcase the beauty and warmth of Mindanao to the world. Through collaborative efforts, we can unlock the full potential of our region's tourism industry while uplifting the lives of our people," remarked Mayor Uy.
With its captivating array of attractions and unwavering commitment to sustainable tourism, the 2nd Mindanao Tourism Expo 2024 promises to be a resounding success, further solidifying Mindanao's position as a must-visit destination for travelers seeking unforgettable experiences.(AMTB/Photos by Kim Zaldivar)