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PHL visitor arrivals reach 2M; tourism revenue hit 100B – DOT Chief

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Tue, 11/15/2022 - 08:34
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The DOT’s report as of November 14, 2022, showed a total of 2,025,421 visitor arrivals to the Philippines. Of this number, the majority or 1,487,343 (73.43%) are foreign tourists, while 538,078 or 26.57 percent are overseas Filipinos.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday (Nov. 15) reported that visitor arrivals to the Philippines have reached the 2-million mark and accounted for more than Php 100 billion in estimated visitor receipts since the country’s relaxation of border restrictions to foreign tourists last February 10, 2022.

“Our latest figures have reached well beyond the 1.7 Million tourist projections of the DOT. This goes to show that there is such a huge demand for travel into our beautiful country and that the Marcos administration’s prioritization of tourism is placing our country on the right track to recovery. We therefore must meet this with the continued implementation of enabling mechanisms that will convey not only the country’s openness to welcome more tourists but also conduciveness to tourism business and livelihood opportunities for our fellow Filipinos,” Secretary Frasco said.

The DOT’s report as of November 14, 2022, showed a total of 2,025,421 visitor arrivals to the Philippines. Of this number, the majority or 1,487,343 (73.43%) are foreign tourists, while 538,078 or 26.57 percent are overseas Filipinos.

Meanwhile, according to the DOT’s statistics office, visitor arrivals from February to September 2022 raked in an estimated Php 100. 7 billion, recording a 1938.14 percent increase from the Php 4.94 billion for the same period last year.

In terms of number of foreign tourist arrivals count per country, the United States of America (USA) continue to hold the first place with 385,121 (19.01%). South Korea and Australia came in second and third, with 285,583 (14.10%) and 96,297 (4.75%), respectively.

Landing on the fourth and fifth spots are Canada with 89,248 (4.41%) and the United Kingdom with 77,267 (3.81%).

Other countries that made it to the top ten list of countries with the most tourist arrivals to the Philippines are Japan with 75,564 (3.73%), India with 41,292 (2.04%), Singapore with 39,801 (1.97%), Malaysia with 35,128 (1.73%), and Vietnam with 32,970 (1.63%).

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Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.