PH sees broader markets

MORE FUN. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. (right) says foreign tourist arrivals in the country as of end-May hit the 2 million mark

Broader markets will open for the Philippines’ tourism industry after the European Union allowed Philippine Airlines to fly again to the group’s 28 member states. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said the lifting of the ban changes the perception that flying on Philippine carriers is unsafe. He expects tourist arrivals from Europe to double to 600,000 within a year and a half from about 300,000 currently. Bulk of the arrivals would come from the United Kingdom and Germany as well as Eastern Europe, the agency said.

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