|Bevy of new financially empowered tourists - the Chinese Mainlanders.|
When I was in Cebu City recently, I was amazed at a bevy of Chinese tourists queuing at the lobby of the swanky Water Front Hotel & Casino as their buses kept unloading them even at the wee hours of the night.
That’s why I wondered why Chinese tourists were not on the top list of visitors at the Hundred Islands in Alaminos City. Instead, those that top there were Filipino expatriates (balikbayan), Americans, and Canadians.
“Chinese Ambassador Liu Jianchao said that last year there were 270 thousand Chinese tourists that visited our country. It is winter now in China, and Alaminos should have a piece of action on the number of these tourists,” I posed to Alaminos City Mayor Nani Braganza recently during the press conference he called with Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro.