Cebu becoming South Koreans’ favorite destination
South Korean tourists are coming in droves to Cebu, generating tourism jobs and income in the whole of Central Visayas, according to the Department of Tourism.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Cebu would soon be known as Seoul of the Philippines, Korean’s home away from home,” said Shalihmar Hofer Tamano, Department of Tourism Central Visayas regional director.
Tamano said in 2016, over 840,000 South Koreans visited the region, mostly staying in Cebu’s islands, including Bantayan, Mactan, Camotes, Oslob and Malapascua and downtown Cebu City. —Jerome Aning
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