Cebu welcomes Indian tourists1
Cebu welcomes Indian tourists
Since the dawn of the new millennium, India has propelled itself into a huge progress in areas like the economy, income boost and air travel. One indication of India’s overall improvement was when three cities held the top 3 spots in the business process outsourcing top sites. Of course, this just means that there will be an increase of Indians going outside of their country to visit other countries as well.
Japanese and Koreans have long been visiting Cebu for years and I bet they’re enjoying what our city can provide, especially the restaurants, English schools, accommodations and beaches. The percentage of Indians who are visiting Cebu is actually increasing. I actually saw Indian men enjoying their evening in one of Cebu’s nightlife facilities while Indian women enjoys pampering themselves in spas or go to malls and shop.
There are also condominiums that are available for them in which they can stay as well as hotels and resorts. These are just some of the primacy attractions that Cebu can offer and the number of Indians going in and out of the country could swell in the next weeks or months since there also some of them who visit the provinces as well as the neighboring areas of Cebu.
Because of this potential and overall development, the Department of Tourism, DOT, is now making visa processing easier for Indian citizens who wanted to visit the islands of the Philippines. And this could mean that an increase in Indian visitors could spread all over the country, especially in Cebu, which is the city that is also making huge waves in development.
Like China, DOT was able to lessen the visa requirements for Chinese nationals who wanted to visit as well as undemanding application for group visa for Chinese group travelers.
Department of Tourism Region 7 has showed a total of just 259 Indian visitors last year counting those who came from other parts of South Asia. However, this number has been growing speedily to 100.78% in contrast to the arrival record back in the year 2005.
Currently, the tourism sector of the Philippines has established a focus in both India and China while maintaining the other top markets as well like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany.