Good News to our fellow Filipinos! The Department of Tourism (DOT) just shared the data of tourism statistics for January to April 2018, and we couldn’t be happier! The Philippine tourist arrivals increased by a whopping 12.35%!
In 2017, the tourism statistics only tallied 2,349,980 foreign visitors in the country. This year, we welcomed 2,640,231 during the first four months of 2018! How awesome is that?
The Philippine tourism has already hit an all-time high in January this year. Chinese and Korean tourists are our top markets. Although there have been flight cancellations following the closure of Boracay Island, international arrivals are still going strong.
Also read: Boracay Closure: Latest Updates and Advisories
New DOT Secretary
This May, we also welcomed our new Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo- Puyat. She has already shared her plans and clarified that the Philippines won’t be hosting the Miss Universe Pageant for now. Instead, the team will be focusing on exploring other opportunities like Culinary and AgriTourism to promote Philippine Tourism.
With the growing number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines year after year, it only proves that we’re genuinely living to our tourism slogan — It’s More Fun in the Philippines!
Also read: Is it Still More Fun in the Philippines?