Chinese tourists have begun flocking back to Boracay, the Tourism department says

Tourists from China have been coming to the Philippines again after a slump in tourism over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Tourism says.

Tourists from China have been coming to the Philippines again after a slump in tourism over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, the Department of Tourism says.

 

Mayen Jaymalin of the Philippine Star reports flights from Shanghai with tourists bound for Boracay have been landing at Kalibo, Aklan beginning late this year. "The charters loading hundreds of Chinese tourists have started coming back since November after the slowdown in May," the report quotes assistant Tourism  secertary Benito Bengzon as saying.

 

"As of October, the running total is positive because January to April were very good months for inbound arrivals from China, in fact we are growing by 80 percent at that time," he said.

 

Bengzon also said more flights to Kalibo from Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, and Nanjing are expected by January next year.

 

For more on this story, log on to PhilStar.com.

 

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