また、観光だけでなく、ESL（English as a Second Language）を学ぶためにセブに戻ってきたいと考える日本人学生も増えるだろうと述べています。
Envoy sees return of Japanese tourists to Cebu ‘soon’
The long wait is almost over as the Philippines tourism industry is on its way in overcoming the negative impacts brought by this pandemic. Many Cebuano’s and ofcourse Filipinos all over this country is anticipating for the comeback of visitors from different countries to see the beauty of the Philippines. (Researched by: T.Malou)
CEBU CITY – Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko is anticipating the return of Japanese tourists to Cebu and vice versa once the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is over.
The envoy expressed this optimism during his recent visit to Cebu.In a statement released by the Cebu provincial government on Monday, Koshikawa also expressed his intention to bolster the bilateral relations between Cebu and Japan.
“You have a beautiful nature and the hospitality of Cebuano people and also security. It’s a safe city. After the pandemic is over, many Japanese will come back here,” the ambassador said.During Koshikawa’s meeting with Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Friday, the latter raised the possibility of creating a tourism bubble between Cebu and Japan once the pandemic situation normalizes to boost tourism exchange.
Aside from tourism, he said more Japanese students will also want to come back to Cebu to study English as a Second Language (ESL). Cebu, as an ESL hub in the country, has been attracting foreign students from Asian countries like Japan, Korea, and China.Garcia invited the Japanese envoy to explore the island of Cebu to see its natural beauty.
Cebu has long been a favorite getaway destination among Japanese tourists.Japan had been one of the top sources of tourists to Cebu pre-pandemic, together with South Korea. (PNA)
NEWS SOURCE: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1156222