March 06, 2017

Chinese tourists boost visitor arrivals in Philippines

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  • CHINESE tourists helped power the 16.5-percent increase in visitor arrivals in the first month of 2017.

    Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) show Chinese visitor arrivals  jumped by some 76.5 percent to 85,948 in January 2017, the largest growth recorded among 12 major tourism markets of the Philippines.

    This helped boost the total number of tourists who visited the country to 631,639, from the 542,258 who arrived in January 2016.

    Read full story by Ma. Stella Arnaldo on Business Mirror

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