Articles worth reading
Philippine General Hospital (PGH)

PGH willing to accept any vaccine brand

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is willing to receive any brand of coronavirus vaccine, hospital director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi said Thursday ahead of the expected delivery of Sinovac jabs, according to a report by GMA News. “Kung anuman a...

Navotas closes Centennial Park 

account_balanceNavotas access_time5 days ago

Navotas City ordered the indefinite closure of Navotas Centennial Park beginning Thursday (Feb. 25), Mayor Toby Tiangco said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Tiangco said the move is part of the city's efforts to contain the further s...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte / QC PIO

Batasan Hills inaugurates new barangay hall 

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Pinasinayaan ni Mayor Joy Belmonte ang bagong barangay hall ng Barangay Batasan Hills, kabilang ang pagdiriwang ng kanilang ika-38 Founding Anniversary bilang isang barangay sa Quezon City. Binati ni Mayor Joy Belmonte ang pag-unlad ng barangay, sa ...

Metro News

More tourists visiting PH %u2013 DOT report

More tourists visiting PH – DOT report

account_balanceMetro News account_circlePaulo Rodriguez chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Department of Tourism on Monday revealed that a total of 3,489,270 tourists visited the Philippines from January to May this year, a 9.76-percent increase from last year’s figure.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that from 3.4 million tourists recorded from January to May 2018, the figure was close to breaching the 3.5-million mark this year, showing that preservation of the environment could go hand-in-hand with economic gains.

Puyat said she was pleased to note that for the month of May, tourist arrivals saw an exceptional 15.62-percent growth, the highest month-per-month growth rate so far in 2019, from 537,743 last year to 621,719 this year.

The Philippines’ top source market, South Korea, maintains its spot with 788,530 arrivals from January to May, about 11.76 percent higher than last year’s figure. Tourists from South Korea comprise 22.6 percent of the total tourist arrivals.

Nipping at the heels of South Korea is China with a 21.03-percent share of the market or 733,769 arrivals, a staggering 30.96-percent increase from last year’s figure.

Maintaining its third and fourth rankings are the United States with 472,469 and Japan with 281,988.

Another market with a remarkable double-digit growth rate is Taiwan at fifth place with 128,986.

Australia with 123,851, Canada with 114,605, and the United Kingdom with 92,914, posted positive growth placing sixth, seventh, and eighth, respectively.

Singapore is at the ninth spot with 64,951 with Malaysia wrapping up the top ten markets with 62,144.


date_rangeDate Published
1 year ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Manila PIO

Isko receives CMCI 2020 award 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso received on Wednesday, February 23, the awards from the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI). Domagoso offered the awards given by representative of the Department of ...

Photo Courtesy of MMDA Facebook page

MMDA lauds 8 traffic enforcers for good deeds

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) commended eight traffic enforcers in recognition of their good deeds. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos awarded certificates of commendation to Traffic Enforcers Ernesto Bungay Jr; Junathan Salmingo; Ch...

55 Pasay barangays under ‘localized ECQ’ 

account_balancePasay chrome_reader_mode5 days ago

The number of barangays (villages) placed under localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Pasay City has reached 55 due to the continuous surge of Covid-19 cases, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The officials of the Pasa...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 months ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature