Foreign tourists visit PH from January-July hits 4.8M

Foreign tourists visit PH from January-July hits 4.8M

Tourism is one of the major drivers for any country who wants to have an economic growth.
The Duterte administration with one of the emphasis is to have a stable peace and order is slowly achieving the status of making the country one of the major players in the tourism industry in Southeast Asia.

Under the helm of its ever beautiful and hardworking Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the country had a steady growth of tourist arrivals with 4,852,107 foreigners who visited the country from January to July 2019, a 12.36 percent growth from the same period last year, according to latest figures released by the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Foreign tourist flocks Boracay Island after its rehab
(photo credit to owner)
According to the DOT Secretary the rise can be attributed to the continuous upsurge to the sustained support from industry stakeholders, government, host communities, investors and foreign travel trade counterparts.
“We remain inspired knowing that private sector, other government agencies, and civil society continue to support our sustainable tourism programs and the more fun brand campaign," she said.

"The 'Build, Build, Build' program and other convergence programs, on the other hand, are key to improving our competitiveness and attractiveness,” she added.
According to the latest DOT data, South Korea remains the top tourist market with 1,113,274 arrivals followed by China with 1,038,409. The United States with 663,116, Japan with 382,634 and Taiwan with 192,195 followed at third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
Completing the top 12 markets are Australia (164,378), Canada (146,000), United Kingdom (125,371), Singapore (94,061), Malaysia (84,815), India (80,383) and Germany (62,179).

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