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/ 04:29 AM March 16, 2014

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CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines—Officers of the Poland Chamber of Tourism (PCT) arrived at Clark International Airport here on Friday for a five-day Philippine familiarization tour.

The delegation, led by PCT president Pawel Niewiadomski and vice president Grzegorz Chmielewski, arrived on board Qatar Airways Flight No. QA930.

The chamber officers were accompanied by Krzysztof Steiman, account manager of Qatar Airways in Warsaw, and some officials of Polish travel agencies.

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The Polish delegation was welcomed at the airport terminal here by Philippine Ambassador to Poland Patricia Ann Paez and officials of Clark International Airport Corp. and the Central Luzon regional office of the Department of Tourism.

Paez, in a statement, said the first visit by the Polish tourism chamber in the Philippines would open the door to tourists from Poland. She said Qatar Airways now has a direct flight from Warsaw to Manila.

The Polish delegation is particularly interested in Vigan City in Ilocos Sur province, a world heritage site, and Boracay Island in Aklan province. It is set to visit the two places during their familiarization tour.

Reynaldo Catacutan, Clark International Airport Corp. vice president for airport operations, said the Polish were impressed by the warm and friendly reception they received.

“We took good care of the Polish delegation,” he said.

The delegation is scheduled to meet with representatives of Philippine travel agencies on March 18 to establish partnerships and promote the Philippines as a travel destination for Polish tourists. Jun Malig, Inquirer Central Luzon

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