Sotto urges DOT to entice more Chinese tourists

November 17, 2011 10:30 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 17 –- With the booming economy of China, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III urged on Thursday the Department of Justice (DOJ) to refocus its program in terms of attracting more foreign tourists to China.

”We should concentrate to China. Cut down on those countries that we have been getting hard time,” Sotto said during the plenary deliberation of the DOT’s proposed P1.63-billion budget for 2012.

Sotto said aside from famous Boracay Island and Bohol’s chocolate hills, the country has other unexplored tourist destinations which the Chinese tourists can visit.

With over P400 million budget allotted by the tourism promotion, Sotto expressed optimism that the DOT can do more in attracting more tourists not only from Europe and US but from Asia specially in China.

”Hopefully, we will find out next year how your promotion works and see the influx of the Chinese tourists in our country,” Sotto stressed.

Senator Ralph Recto, sponsor of the DOT budget, said the DOT intends to consider the suggestions of Sotto specially with the P45 million specifically allotted in the promotion of the Philippines’ tourists places to the Chinese people.

”They (DOT) are committed to promote our country to the Chinese tourists and I agreed that we have a lot to offer for them,” Recto said. (PNA) DCT/LOR/jfm


One Response to “Sotto urges DOT to entice more Chinese tourists”

  1. lizdy on November 19th, 2011 8:22 pm

    senator sottohere is absolutely right! chinese are no. tourists around the globe! theyre a potential market for our tourism industry!