Educational tourism sa Pinas, Japan isinusulong ni PBBM

Educational tourism sa Pinas, Japan isinusulong ni PBBM

February 9, 2023 @ 4:40 PM 1 month ago

MANILA, Philippines- Itinutulak ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ang promosyon ng educational tourism sa pagitan ng Japan at Pilipinas na mayroong espesyal na pagtuon  sa “exchange of students at professionals” sa  tourism-related institutions.

Inimbitahan din ng Pangulo ang mga Japanese students na mag-aral sa Pilipinas  sa isinagawang roundtable meeting kasama ang tourism stakeholders sa Tokyo, Japan.

Sa ilalim ng kanyang administrasyon, sinabi ni Pangulong  Marcos na ang  tourism industry “shifted its gaze to becoming more than just a promotion arm of the government, but also to ensuring that travel is not only convenient, connected, and equal for travelers, but as well as for locals who are living and preserving our invaluable key and emerging tourist destinations.”

“With this in mind, this government has set the direction to harness the development of tourism in key tourism destinations. Through this, we will make sure that hard and soft infrastructure is well-developed, from roads and bridges to medical facilities, clean water supplies, and readily accessible for tourists and locals alike,” ayon pa rin sa Chief Executive.

Matatandaang, sa unang  State of the Nation Address (SONA) ng Pangulo, binanggit nito na isa sa pangunahng prayoridad ng kanyang administrasyon ay ang turismo.

Sa panahon ng  pre-pandemic, tinuran ng Pangulo ang naging 12.9% o 13% na kontribusyon ng turismo sa  gross domestic product (GDP) ng bansa.

“We are banking on this potential to reshape the industry to be one of the key economic drivers of the country. We are well on our way to recovery, this I assure you, with more than 2.65 million foreign visitors we have welcomed last year, that’s exceeding the initial target of 1.7 million,” ayon sa Punong Ehekutibo.

Ang Pilipinas at Japan ayon sa Chief Executive ay  “deeply rooted  unique appreciation and preservation of our culture, our traditions, and our heritage.”

“Now, this is something we admire and can share with our Japanese friends, whose success in the tourism sector is profoundly etched in one’s cultural identity that has adapted and strengthened over time,” diing pahayag ng Pangulo.

Winika pa ng Pangulo na ang bansa ay bukas at handang i-welcome ang mga Japanese.

“As of January 30, Japan ranks sixth among the country’s foreign visitors,” ayon sa Pangulo.

“And as a country that recognizes the linkages of our success to that of our neighbors such as Japan, working together in boosting our tourism sector is vital to economic resurgence,” aniya pa rin. Kris Jose