10 months DOT records 4.1-million foreign tourists during first half of 2019 MB
By Betheena Unite More than 4.1-million international tourists visited the country during the first half of 2019, exceeding last year’s foreign arrivals, the Department of Tourism said Monday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat(CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) A total of 4,133,050 international tourists visited the Philippines from January to June 2019, marking an 11.43 percent increase from last year’s figures. “We have already breached the four-million mark within the first six months of the year. Seven years ago, it took the entire year to reach four million tourists,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. Puyat attributed the increased tourist arrivals to ... more