is the gateway and economic hub of the Central and Southern
Philippines. The Mactan Cebu International Airport on Mactan
Island facilitates comfortable, easy movement for travelers
and the number of weekly international flights to and from
Mactan is constantly increasing.
airlines service numerous daily flights between Cebu and most
Philippine cities. There are regular direct international
flights to Japan, Hongkong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and
Korea. Air freight to and from Cebu is reliable and efficient
with major international couriers like DHL, FedEx, TNT and
percent of the country's shipping lines are based in Cebu as shown
by the presence of 44 local shipping lines. Also, 13 international
carriers/shipping lines have offices in Cebu. Nearly 8 km. of shipping
berths line Cebu's deep water port area, now the largest outside
Manila. Efficient container handling, trucking and storage is available.
links utilize satellites, cellular telephone networks and routine
land-based telephone services. High quality broadband links and
IDD services are available and compatible with systems worldwide.
Direct links are maintained over 116 countries. Cebu has a very
high density of computer installations, and full access to the Internet.
Radio and television
broadcast services are popular advertising mediums. Cable television
is installed over a wide area. The government postal service is
supplemented by established courier companies. Most international
and local courier companies have offices in Cebu.