Makati City officials on Tuesday launched a website designed to boost the city’s tourism industry.
Dubbed the “MakaTurismo” website, Makati Rep. Luis Campos said it was a critical tool to boost tourism and inform visitors about the city’s attractions.
The website is the first tourism web page in Metro Manila dedicated to attracting tourists in a post-pandemic environment.
This project also aimed to help commercial establishments attract clients and customers since it contains information about the city’s tourist destinations, accommodations, and free walking tours.
Besides lifestyle centers, restaurants, and hotels, the City of Makati possessed many hidden gems, including unique heritage sites.
Among them were the Cu-Unjieng and Tolentino Heritage Houses, which were built during the American Period; St. Peter and St. Paul Church and Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, two of the oldest churches in the country; and the Museo ng Makati, which used to be the Presidencia or town hall of Makati from 1918 to 1961.
During the launching held at the Museo ng Makati in Barangay Poblacion, Campos led the ribbon cutting of the city’s second tourist information center at the Museo ng Makati.
Apart from the hub in Glorietta 2, the tourist information center will help promote the city’s must-see places, provide information and assistance to local and foreign tourists, and serve as a meeting point for the city’s free walking tour.
At present, Makatizen Free Walking Tours Program covers five tours from Tuesday to Sunday, including the St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Church-Garden Way of the Cross, Central Business District, Poblacion Heritage Sites, Salcedo Community Market, and Legazpi Sunday Market.
The project came years after officials of the city’s International Relations Department signed an agreement with the Asia Pacific College to develop a website that would provide information about the city’s accommodation and travel services.
Subsequently, the city also partnered with Simplevia Technologies Inc. for the operation and maintenance of the website.