Royal Carribean chief sees Subic’s tourism potential
Posted 5 years ago
By: Jonas Reyes
Subic Bay Freeport — Officials of one of the biggest cruise ship liners in the world visited this premier Freeport weekend, gauging the area’s potential in the international tourism scene and finding out that it can compete.
Dr. Zinan Liu, president of the China and North Asia Pacific Region of the Royal Caribbean International, was welcomed by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma on Saturday during his visit to the Freeport.
Liu, along with Asst. to the President Anna Lian and Director Antonio Muresu, toured the Subic Bay Freeport’s tourist sites including Zoobic Safari, Ocean Adventure and Segara Villas during their two-day stay here.
The tour was not only limited to the Freeport as the entourage also went to the famed Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar which, of course, features a glimpse of the Philippines during its early years.
Liu was impressed over the potential of the area, citing that Subic Freeport should be included in the Philippine itinerary of their cruise tours.
“Three days I’ve seen some ports in the Luzon region and I think it’s very attractive to Chinese. We have only been here for a few hours, and from your presentation, I can already imagine that we can develop a tour suitable and appealing to different age groups,” Liu said.
Source: Manila Bulletin