Some 30 Russian tourists are expected to witness the forthcoming Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-atihan Festival here.
The resort management that requested anonymity said the Russians through the Department of Tourism (DOT) have booked in their resort via the DoT’s Moscow and Cebu Offices.
The 30 Russians are part of a group of Russians who arrived in Boracay recently as part of the DOT’s campaign to promote tourism destinations in the country to European countries.
Kalibo officials are currently in the thick of preparations for the annual Ati-Atihan fest considered as the Mother of Philippine Festivals in the country. The tradition also known abroad as the “Philippine Mardi Grass Festival” is being held every third week of January.
The resort owner bared that this is the first time they knew of a group of Russians witnessing the annual Ati-Atihan fest.