10 months DOT records 4.1 M int’l tourists arrivals in H1 MB |Biz
By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat For the first half 2019, a total of 4,133,050 international tourists visited the Philippines, marking a 11.43 percent increase from last year’s figures, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). “We have already breached the 4 million mark within the first 6 months of the year. Seven years ago, it took the entire year to reach 4 million tourists. The Philippine tourism industry has indeed come a long way with better and increased connectivity. New, rehabilitated and expanded airports have contributed much to this growth.,” said tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. “By expanding our portfolio of tourism products ... more