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PH holds nice potential to draw Japanese vacationers: journey org

MANILA – Japanese stakeholders are bullish on Philippine tourism prospects, particularly with a variety of journey choices.

Takahashi Hiroyuki, chairperson of the Japanese Association of Travel Agents, mentioned throughout a stakeholders’ assembly with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco,that the Philippines would appeal to a lot of Japanese guests as leisure journey between Tokyo and Manila resumes.

“The Philippines is very appealing for Japanese people with its hospitality and cheerfulness. Furthermore, the Philippines [has] a mild climate all year, making it a popular destination for younger people to relax at beach resorts like in Cebu and Boracay Island. And for retirees, [for] an extended period of time,” he was quoted as saying by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday.

“Many Japanese companies have also established operations in the region. We anticipate further growth as a business travel destination,” he added.

Masao Okuyama of Marine Creative, organizer of one in every of Asia’s largest diving occasions. the Marine Diving Fair, mentioned divers are keen to go to the Philippines, which is dwelling to quite a lot of award-winning dive websites, like these in Cebu, Batangas and Palawan provinces.

“The Japanese love the Philippine ocean. There are so many reasons for it. As border restriction relaxes, many divers are excited to visit the Philippines again. We would like to send out more information so that more divers will visit the Philippines,” Masao mentioned.

Frasco mentioned Manila would exert efforts to make journey for Japanese nationals as seamless as potential.

Representatives from the ASEAN-Japan Centre, Association for English Studies within the Philippines, Japan Association of Overseas Studies, Japan National Tourism Organization, Japan Philippine Tourism Council and MICE Japan Magazine attended the assembly held on Feb. 9.

Airlines together with Air Asia, ANA Air, Cebu Pacific, Japan Airlines, Jetstar-Japan and Philippine Airlines took half within the high-level meet.

Japan has persistently been the Philippines’ fourth-biggest tourism supply market previous to the pandemic.

In 2019, the nation recorded 682,788 vacationers from Japan. (PNA)

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