More than 500 Chinese tourists visit Clark via Subic

CLARK FREEPORT — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently welcomed some 525 Chinese tourists on board the luxury cruise ship MV World Dream as they explore various destinations here.

The Chinese tourists disembarked from the MV World Dream cruise ship that docked at the Alava Wharf in the Port of Subic Bay.

Passengers of the cruise ship were then transported by 15 buses to visit various destinations here which includes the Nayong Pilipino and Clark Museum. Local goods and products were also showcased during their stay by visiting local stores here.

Tourists from across the globe has made this Freeport and Subic their regular destinations. Cruise ships are now regularly calling on the Port of Subic Bay. Accordingly, this Freeport together with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has been continuously creating capacity-building initiatives to address the influx of Chinese tourists and investments here.

Recognizing China as one of its major markets for tourism and business-related pursuits, it can be recalled that CDC entered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to give better services by fully understanding language and culture.

This was signed along with SBMA and University of the Philippines -Diliman Confucius Institute (UPD-CI) to train their officers and front line services staff on learning Mandarin language. The conduct of the said training is seen to give better services to foreign tourists to usher in better communication by understanding their culture.

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