PH garners 3.7 Million Foreign Tourists Mid-2018

by | Jan 22, 2019 | blog | 0 comments

The country saw a 10.4 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals mid-year, compared to the 3.3 million recorded for the first half of 2017.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) delivered the good news as an all-time high of 3.7 million tourists arrived in the country for January-June period this year.

According to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, “The DOT’s continuous marketing promotions, aggressive actions to create new air routes and develop new tourism products, travel facilitation, and confidence in tourism investments drummed up the industry and resulted [in] this stellar performance.”

About 528,747 tourists came to the country for the month of June. The figures reveal an 11.35 percent increase from the same month in 2017.

Amid the closure of Boracay, one of the destinations foreign tourists go to, the DOT remains positive that the year-end target of 7.5 million will be achieved.

Puyat pointed out that the DOT is on track and is halfway into the year’s target arrivals. The government wishes to lure more tourists from countries like India, Spain, Russia, and France to further boost the country’s tourism.

The country saw a 10.4 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals mid-year, compared to the 3.3 million recorded for the first half of 2017.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) delivered the good news as an all-time high of 3.7 million tourists arrived in the country for January-June period this year.

According to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, “The DOT’s continuous marketing promotions, aggressive actions to create new air routes and develop new tourism products, travel facilitation, and confidence in tourism investments drummed up the industry and resulted [in] this stellar performance.”

About 528,747 tourists came to the country for the month of June. The figures reveal an 11.35 percent increase from the same month in 2017.

Amid the closure of Boracay, one of the destinations foreign tourists go to, the DOT remains positive that the year-end target of 7.5 million will be achieved.

Puyat pointed out that the DOT is on track and is halfway into the year’s target arrivals. The government wishes to lure more tourists from countries like India, Spain, Russia, and France to further boost the country’s tourism.