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China overtakes the US as second largest source market for Philippines

02/27/2018| 7:16:48 PM|

Some 968,447 Chinese visited Philippines in 2017, up 43.3% from 675,663 in the previous year.

Though Philippines missed the one million mark for Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017, the country’s Department of Tourism (DOT) is raising the bar this year with a target of 1.5 million arrivals, according to tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.

Last year, a total of 968,447 Chinese visited the country, overtaking the Americans to become the second top source market, up 43.3 per from 675,663 the previous year, DOT said in a statement.

For the first month of 2018, Chinese arrivals registered 111,344, representing a 29.6% increase from the same period last year.

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