CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is too early for now to identify the percentage of bookings in hotels in the city for the Sinulog in January 2024. That is according to the president of the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI).  Alfred Reyes, HRRACI president, said in a phone interview on Tuesday, that as of November 28, there are still no hotel bookings for January 2024 in Metro Cebu.  He said that earlier this year, the majority of the hotels in Cebu were doing well in terms of Sinulog, but as of November, they still could not tell on the status of the hotel bookings for this event because the people would usually book in the first week of January. “Ang pattern man gud sa mga bookers karon kanang ting-book karon is within seven days. Mao nana’y pattern nato karon. Bisag magpa-book og eroplano, mao nanang seven days. Dili pariha sa una nga mo-book og 60 days,” Reyes said. (The pattern now of the bookers is that their time to book now is within seven days. That is the pattern now. Even, those who would book airplanes, that is seven days. Not like before that they would book for 60 days.) READ: Cebu City tourism office expects more guests in Sinulog 2024 Too early to tell As of now, he said it would be too early to tell the percentage of the booking in hotels for Sinulog because the public would be staying in hotels for “holidays.” “Not even 20-percent [of bookings]. Bisag mga dagko nga hotel wa na kaabot og 20-percent,” Reyes said.  (Not even 20-percent [of bookings]. Even the big hotels they have not yet reached 20-percent.) However, he said they “hoped to expect 80-percent in Sinulog.”  READ: Sinulog sa Kabataan 2024: SFI encourages barangays in Cebu to join 80-percent booked Last November 21, Cebu City Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera said during a forum that the hotels in the city were already at 80-percent booked for the Sinulog Festival, and the hotel in the South Road Properties (SRP) received most of the bookings but she did not specify the number. But the HRRACI president reiterated that as of November 2033, it was still early to determine the percentage of bookings for Sinulog. CDN Digital has already reached out to Pesquera regarding her statement on the percentage of bookings but she has yet to respond as of

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