To revitalize Clark’s tourism industry, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Mabalacat City Government (MCG), and the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) recently launched the Clark-Pampanga-Subic Corridor Tour.
Through CDC’s Tourism Promotions Division (TPD), the 3-day travel corridor aims to introduce the freedom to travel under the new normal but with strict compliance to health and safety protocols as prescribed by the government.
On Day 1 of the event, the first destination was the Clark Museum (which re-opened on December 1) which features four galleries sharing the rich history and culture of Clark and its neighboring areas.
The group was led by DOT Regional Director Carolina Uy, SCAD Executive Director Atty. Amee Zarraga-Fabros, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Marketing Officer Gemma Lisic, as well as Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) participants.
PHILTOA members present were representatives from T.R.I.P.S Travel, Arfel Travel & Tours, Shroff Travel, Travelexperts Inc., Broadway Travel Inc., and Bridges Multi Business Services Inc., toured around Clark where they saw the Parade Grounds, Fort Stotsenberg, historical buildings, Bahay na Puti, Bicentennial Park, and the barn houses also dubbed as “Centennial houses.”
The group then went to visit Clark Sun Valley Golf Resort and Country Club which showcases the world class 36-hole golf course and the 360-degree panoramic view at the highest peak of Clark, overlooking Mt. Arayat and the Kabusilan Mountain Ranges in Zambales,
They also visited El Kabayo – a Western themed village in this Freeport that offers a trail ride to explore the beautiful sceneries of Clark.
Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo also welcomed and accompanied the group and PHILTOA participants at Lola Nor’s Meryandahan in the said city, where they had a taste of Kapampangan cuisine.
The group then visited DECO Central, a state-of-the art furniture showroom here, which features Pampanga-based furniture manufacturers.
The participants also experienced the adrenaline rush while karting at Clark International Speedway – an international standard motorsport venue with a Grade 4 accreditation level from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
With the fair weather, the group was also given a treat at the Sacobia Riverbed where the tourists had a fun ATV ride along Sitio Haduan and Sacobia area where the scenic waterfalls is located.
CDC-TPD Manager Noemi Julian spearheaded the activity to showcase the beauty of Clark and its neighboring areas.
Aside from the locators mentioned, the CDC also thanks Hungry Neighbors and the Midori Hotel and Casino for providing accommodation for the guests.
On Day 2, the group visited tourist destinations in Pampanga and on Day 3, they went to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and other destinations in nearby areas.