British Council

City of Cebu

For over 500 years, Cebu has been a hub of trade, a centre of culture and a model of resiliency. Considered by many to be the country’s design capital, Cebu is home to numerous internationally-recognised talents particularly in the fields of furniture, fashion and multimedia arts. In 2019, it became recognised as a UNESCO Creative City for Design.

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Quest Hotel

Quest Hotel & Conference Center is located within Cebu’s business district. The hotel is conveniently accessible to business offices, government centres, shopping malls, tourist attractions, and nightlife destinations. 

From Distance Time
Mactan Cebu International Airport 13 km 45 mins (by car)
Business district and nearby restaurants 750 m 3 mins (by car)
Ayala Center Cebu (nearest mall) 350 m 5 mins (by foot)
Sea Port 4 km 15 mins (by car)

Arriving at the conference venue

Making Futures will take place entirely at Quest Hotel and Conference Center. (Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines). Meanwhile the cultural tours will be within the city of Cebu.

Level Location/Room Activity
Ground Floor Hotel lobby (near elevator) Crafting Futures exhibition
Ground Floor Puso Bistro and Bar Lunch
6th Floor Elevator landing area Cebu City of Design exhibition
6th Floor Hillary 1 and 2 rooms Days 1 and 3 Breakout sessions
Day 2 Workshops
7th Floor Henson room Main plenary
Opening remarks
Keynote presentations
Days 1 and 3 breakout sessions
Day 2 workshop
Closing remarks

Day 1, 2 and 3 (AM) will take place at Quest Hotel and Conference Center (Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines). There is very limited parking available.

Day 3 (PM) is cultural tour in Cebu City (crafts, furniture and weaving). Transportation will be provided.

Travel and transport

For those traveling internationally, upon arrival at the airport, you will need to go through immigration / passport control before collecting your baggage. This can take up to an hour and occasionally longer, so please factor this into your travel time.

For those travelling locally, you may immediately collect your luggage in the assigned conveyor belts before leaving the airport.

Your airport transfer will be provided by Quest Hotel arranged by our event managers, ASpace Inc. A Quest Hotel booth is located at the baggage claim section for any transfer concerns.

If you have any questions, please contact Bettina Solis at +63 956 432 8287 or email her at bettina.aspace@gmail.com


Coupon (pre-paid) taxis are available at the airport. Rates are fixed and dependent on the destination. This is safer but generally more expensive compared to a metered taxi. Coupon taxi counters can be found immediately after exiting the Customs area. Expect to pay around 500-1,000 pesos for destinations within Cebu. When riding a taxi, ensure that the meter is switched on and that you have small denomination bills. 

Using Grab Application is popular when you want to travel within Cebu.

Please allot one-hour travel time from/ to the airport/ hotel. It is advisable, however, to allot an hour and a half to two when leaving on rush hour traffic.

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