The fees collected from “zipline ride” of 7-Falls located in Lake Sebu from January to February this year netted P464,200.00, a senior tourism official disclosed.
Considered as Asia’s highest and longest zipline, local and foreign tourists continuously patronize said attraction year-round, contributing millions of pesos in revenues to the province’s coffers.
Last year, Provincial Tourism Officer Cesar Sulit Jr. confirmed that the zipline generated P4,245,040.0.
“The zipline income has consistently reached the P 4 million mark since 20111,” Sulit added.
As per Provincial Treasurer’s Office record, zipline collection showed P4,105,850.00 in 2011, P4,394,595.00 in 2012 and, P4,355,320.00 in 2013.
In 2009, it posted P161,450.00 during its first 2 months of operation and P 2,871,035.00 in 2010.
The 7-falls zipline connects Falls 1 and Falls 5, and then Falls 5 and Falls 2.
Visitors in Falls 1 and 2 peaked every year during the December Christmas and New Year break, followed by the summer vacation months of April and May, and October semester school break, as attested by PTO collection report
The 7-Falls have been undergoing transformation for the past years with the concreting of roads and introduction of other infrastructure projects funded by DOT, DPWH, provincial government and the MLGU to further boost its tourism potentials.