MANILA, Philippines — Driven by the surge in Chinese arrivals, the number of foreign tourists went up by 7.2 percent in 11 months last year – a notable achievement considering the six-month closure of Boracay Island, the country’s top tourism destination.
Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed a total of 6.4 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines from January to November last year, higher than the six million foreign arrivals in the same period in 2017.
The increase was attributed to the influx of tourists from China, which made up for the continued decline in Korean arrivals, posting a 30.02 percent rise to 1.16 million from 890,114 in 2017.
Read more: The Philippine Star
Photo from: Philippine Department of Tourism
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