Gov. Edgar Chatto presided a tourism consultative meeting on Wednesday with tourism industry stakeholders about leveling off of standards of ports in relation to tourism at the Tagbilaran Port.
The forum tackled accomplishments and gaps in port services both in Cebu and Bohol, including infrastructure and facilities, e-ticketing, fare and terminal fee integration, online data sharing, among others.
The discussions aim to come up with solutions to be able to apply sophistication of airports to local seaports.
Gathered in the meeting are national government agencies PPA, as well as regulatory agencies such as MARINA, Philippine Coast Guard, and tourism industry stakeholders.
The need to have a standardized experience on traveling between the islands can encourage more people, both foreign and domestic, to travel more.
The seamless booking of tickes will ensure there will be a system to prevent a chaotic mess in terms of booking.
Having a standard system in every port will help streamline and improve the traveler’s experience.
At the same time, there have been efforts to explore of the use of technology to improve the experience in terms of ticket booking among the passengers between the islands. (Jasmine Reyes)