Iloilo’s glorious age-old structures, famous festivals and gastronomic treat will surely attract tourists from Hong Kong and Singapore as the country’s leading carrier kicks off its direct flights vice-versa to such international destinations.

This is the assessment of website which provides “an honest look at selected hotels within most countries in Asia, special offers available, a guide to some of the best bars and restaurants within the major cities, a guide to arriving at the airport and transport, and also some pictures.”  

“Dubbed the Province of Festivals, Iloilo lies on the south coast of Panay Island. Its rich heritage is showcased in a variety of festivals such as colorful street dances of Dinagyang Festival celebrated in city and (other fests of) towns of the province,” it stressed.

“Iloilo is also known for its local gastronomic delights – from La Paz Batchoy (hot noodle dish with rich broth) to the world-famous mangoes of Guimaras Island,” it added.

“Travelers can take advantage of seat sale as it covers peak travel period from November to January. Those coming home for the holidays or planning Christmas vacations for family and friends can discover historical and cultural sites in Philippines with Iloilo City’s majestic and iconic churches, century-old mansions, and delightful delicacies,” said Candice Iyog, VP for marketing and distribution of Cebu Pacific Air (CEB).

CEB will be launching Nov. 8 twice weekly flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and thrice to Singapore.

The launch of these new routes will be in time for the delivery of CEB’s three more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft in the 2nd half of 2012.