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Philippines to Surpass 6M Mark in 2016 Tourist Arrivals

It will be a banner year for the country’s tourism industry in 2016 as more than 6 million tourists are expected to visit the country this year. Benito Bengzon, Undersecretary for Tourism and Development, Department of Tourism (DOT), pointed out the country is expected to surpass the 6 million target...
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Tourism Delivers $5B Worth of International Visitor Receipts in 2015

Tourism is now a major economic driver in the Philippines, highlighted by strong, continued, and uninterrupted growth in both visitor arrivals and receipts, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). The DOT report said that the tourism accounted for an estimated US$5.0 billion or P227.62 billion worth of international visitor receipts in 2015, a 5.92 percent increase than the...