DOT expects higher Chinese tourists arrival in Boracay

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Expect more Chinese tourists to flock to Boracay in the coming months, after the Department of Tourism Region 6 met with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

The meeting held last Feb. 28 at Gypsea Shack Restaurant in Boracay Island aimed to discuss issues relating to Chinese tourists visiting the island.

“We are happy that Boracay is a destination of choice of Chinese tourists. For two consecutive years Chinese visitors have the highest market share,” said DOT Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna.

During the meeting, the DOT presented updates on the rehabilitation efforts in the island, partial data on tourist arrivals in Western Visayas, Boracay Top 5 tourist market, Cruise ship policy and Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines.

Cabaluna also clarified that to regulate tourists entering the island, tourists must book at a compliant hotel and present the booking voucher at Caticlan Jetty Port.

For his part, Chinese Consul General Lou Gang cited the continuous support given to the Chinese Embassy in assisting Chinese tourists in Boracay.

Rear Admiral Leonardo Tirol, Psupt. Ryan Manongdo, Psupt. Anthony Dizon and representatives from Malay LGU were also present to answer other related questions.