‘Travel advisory’ ng Japan vs ilang PH destinations, pinakakalos ni PBBM

‘Travel advisory’ ng Japan vs ilang PH destinations, pinakakalos ni PBBM

February 9, 2023 @ 7:30 PM 2 months ago

TOKYO- Hihikayatin ng Philippine government ang Japanese counterpart nito na alisin ang travel advisories laban sa key travel destinations sa Pilipinas sa layuning buhayin ang  pandemic-hit tourism industry ng bansa, ayon kay Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. nitong Huwebes.

“The Philippines and Japan has so much in the pipeline on what we can share and learn with each other. But first and foremost, we note that in order for us to further deepen our nation’s mutual friendship and interest, we must first be open to each other’s people,” pahayag ni Marcos sa high-level roundtable meeting sa Japanese tourism stakeholders.

Sinabi ng DOT na kasama ni Marcos si Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco sa roundtable meeting.

“With this, we are working on lobbying to the Japanese government for the lifting or limiting of its travel advisory against the Philippines’ key travel destinations,” anang Pangulo.

Subalit, hindi nagbigay ng detalye ang DOT hinggil sa Philippine destinations na may umiiral na travel advisories mula sa Japanese government.

“As a country that recognizes the linkage of our success to that of our neighbors such as Japan, working together in boosting one’s tourism sector is vital to economic resurgence,” sabi ng Pangulo.

“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,” dagdag niya.

Sinabi ni Marcos na ang Pilipinas at Japan, ay kapwa deeply rooted sa “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,” aniya pa.

Ika-anim ang Japan sa top 10 countries na may pinakamaraming tourist arrivals sa Pilipinas noong nakaraang taon, base sa DOT.

Target din ni Marcos na palakasin ang educational tourism friendship between Jupang mapagbuti ang pagkakaibigan ng Japan at Pilipinas.

“Filipinos are known to be the citizens of the world. Filipinos have a fluency in English that is recognized to be one of our main leverages, one of our main selling points in terms of educational tourism. It makes it easy for us to work and communicate in other countries. And where else can you better learn English than in the Philippines,” sabi ni Marcos. RNT/SA