Month: February 2015

2014 tourist arrivals up 3.25% to 4.8 M

MANILA, Philippines – More tourists visited the Philippines in 2014 but their number was still below the government’s five million foreign arrivals target for the year. Based on data released by the Department of Tourism, inbound visitors reached 4,833,368 last...

Jimenez: Tourism grew despite problems

DESPITE “the dark predictions” for the tourism sector after China’s blanket travel ban, the Philippines managed to chalk up 3.5-percent growth in tourist arrivals last year, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said. The Department of Tourism (DOT) missed its target...