Fil-Ams support plan for tourism

Some 500 Filipino-Americans are meeting with President Aquino tomorrow at Malacañang to show their support for the government’s national tourism development plan.

Alejandra Clemente, chairman of Rajah Tours Philippines Inc. and Rajah Travel Corp., said the group includes investors who arrived in the country over the weekend for a four-day tour in Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Bulacan, Corregidor, Boracay and Palawan.

“Some of them are businessmen who are interested in buying condominiums,” Clemente said.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, in a radio interview yesterday, said the department is targeting to achieve 6.5 million international arrivals and over 32 million domestic travelers by 2016. Last year, 3.5 million foreigners visited the country.

Read more at Philippine Star

Con Yap