DOT6 eyes surge of Chinese tourists in WV

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 27 (PIA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 is preparing for the influx of Chinese tourists in Western Visayas (WV) next year.

Lawyer Helen Catalbas, DOT-6 regional director, said the country is expecting around one million to 1.5 million tourist arrivals from China in 2019.

“Western Visayas is preparing for that big market by training frontliners in Chinese Mandarin language,” she said.

Catalbas said that of the 1.5 million projected Chinese tourist arrivals nationwide, about 300,000 are expected to visit Region 6.

“We have already been talking to wholesale tour operators for chartered flights from Guangzhou and Xiamen,” she said.

The DOT official said that Western Visayas has many natural attractions that would entice tourists from China to visit the region particularly the beautiful beaches.

“We can also promote our local products and our food including the native delicacies and the seafoods,” she added. (JBG/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)

Source: PIA Feed

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