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FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS BREACH 200,000 MARK – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) hailed the recent increase in the latest number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country, reaching 202,700. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest figures, noting such to be a welcome development following the sustained reopening of our borders and loosening of travel restrictions. “Our high vaccination […]

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PH RECORDS 8.26M FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS – ROMULO-PUYAT

There were 8.26 million foreign visitors to the country or a 15.24 percent growth over 2018’s 7.16 million arrivals, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). Almost all months, except January, registered double-digit growth rates, the largest of which was August at 27.54 percent while December recorded the highest volume at 776,798. “Without a doubt, […]

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TOURISM SECTOR MUST BRACE FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – REP. ARAGONES

The Philippine tourism sector will have to work together with government to cushion the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) on foreign tourist arrivals given travel restrictions adopted in China, one of the country’s biggest foreign markets. This according to House Tourism Committee Chairperson and Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones, who on Tuesday […]

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PH FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT 7.4M FROM JAN-NOV 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines hit 7.4 million in the first 11 months of 2019, up by 15.58 percent compared to the same period in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported. For the first 11 months of 2019, DOT data showed that South Korea remains the country’s top tourist market with 1,785,357 […]

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4.8M TOURISTS VISITED PHILIPPINES FROM JAN-JULY – ROMULO-PUYAT

The steady growth of Philippine tourist arrivals is evident ad 4,852,107 foreign tourists 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). Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat attributed the continuous upsurge to the sustained support from […]

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3.4-M FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN JAN-MAY 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

For the first five months of 2019, a total of 3,489,270 tourists visited the Philippines, marking a 9.76 percent increase from last year’s figures, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported. “The numbers are very encouraging.” “The numbers are very encouraging. From 3,178,984 tourists recorded from January to May in 2018, we are already close […]

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FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS UP 12.5% IN APRIL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reports 12.5 percent increase in tourist arrivals for April 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018. “International tourist arrivals in April 2019 reached 662,987, registering a 12.15 percent growth vis-a-vis 591,137 received last year,” it said, citing the latest data gathered by the agency. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat […]

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PH TOURIST ARRIVALS UP BY 7.59% IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported a 7.59 percent increase in tourist arrivals to the country in the first quarter of 2019, indicating that the country’s tourism “is on the right track.” According to figures released by the DOT, around 2,204,564 foreign visitors arrived in the country from January to March 2019, reflecting a […]

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3.7M FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS FROM JAN-JUNE AN ALL-TIME HIGH – ROMULO-PUYAT

The country is “on track” with its 2018 target for international arrivals after foreign tourists to the Philippines reached an “all-time high” of 3.706 million in the first half of the year, said the Department of Tourism (DOT). “We are actually on track. We are halfway the year and we are exactly halfway of our […]