Cayetano dialogues with tourism stakeholders

By: Norman V. Mendoza April 21,2016 - 10:43 PM

TOURISM stakeholders in Lapu-Lapu City met with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to raise their concerns at a dialogue yesterday.

Christopher Arogancia, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Guides, recounted that a Japanese tourist was allegedly told to pay P24,000 as tax to a bag he bought from a Duty-Free Philippines store in Japan.

He said the Japanese tourist’s guide told him to ask for a receipt but when he approached customs personnel at the airport, he was allegedly told to pay P22,000 without being issued a receipt.

When the Japanese insisted on the receipt, he was made to pay P24,000 tax and then issued the receipt.

Compared to tourists visiting the country, Sen. Cayetano said he had a better experience in Thailand “where they had air-conditioned rest rooms and tour guides are honest and take care of their clients.”

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Lapu-Lapu City, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, tour guides

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.