Tourism to take a hit over coronavirus, but Salceda sees growth of POGO

he country may expect a reduction of 0.1 to 0.4 percent “from baseline” of its expected economic growth this year as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) threat experienced worldwide. Albay Rep. Joey Sarte-Salceda, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, said the overall impact of the 2019-nCoV concern will depend […]

PHL visitor arrivals reach 6.16 million, up 14.37% year-on-year

Manila, Philippines – the Philippine tourism industry remains in a sweet spot as the country’s inbound visitor count continues to see an upward trend, surpassing the six million mark at the end of September 2019. According to the latest data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in its monthly report, the Philippines received a […]

Sep 2018 arrivals up by 6.76%

MANILA— The foreign tourist arrivals to the Philippines in September 2018 is 6.76 percent higher than the same period last year. At least 512,240 international tourists visited the country last month, making the overall arrivals since January this year 4,950,683, or about 8.32 percent higher than 2017. South Korean remains as the country’s top market […]

Boracay reopens to public after 6-month rehab

BORACAY — One of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Boracay Island, reopened its doors to holidaymakers on Friday, following six months of intensive rehabilitation. The Department of Tourism said as of Thursday (Oct. 25), a total of 157 accommodation establishments were given green light by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force to accept visitors. The task force […]

PH posts 7.1M record-breaking tourist arrivals

MANILA — The Philippines has set a record-breaking 7.1 million international tourist arrivals in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported Thursday. Data from the DOT showed that at least 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the country, the “highest ever number” in the Philippines’ tourism industry, surpassing the 6,620,908 arrivals in 2017 by 7.68 percent. “This is […]