Posted April 28, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is expecting the return of Hong Kong tourists to the country and to the Island of Boracay.
This is after the Hong Kong government withdrew its “black travel alert” against the Philippines.
According to DOT Boracay Officer In-Charge Tim Ticar, the lifting of the travel ban is a positive development for tourism industry, not only for Boracay, but also for the whole country.
It was learned that the “black travel alert” was lowered to “amber” after the crisis between the country and Hong Kong on the Quirino Grandstand hostage incident in 2010 was mended.
The Philippines can now resume selling package tours to travel agencies of Hong Kong for its citizens who would like to go to the country.
Hong Kong was one of the countries with the most number of foreign tourists going to the Philippines before the crisis.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus