The Philippines continues to be a place for fun for many foreign tourists, attracting some 6.8 million of them from January to October this year.
Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed the 10-month visitor arrivals to be 15 percent higher than the 5.91 million recorded in the same period in 2018. Powering the increased arrivals this year were South Korea, China, and Taiwan.
From January to October, arrivals from South Korea grew by 24.8 percent to some 1.61 million and accounting for 23.67 percent of total arrivals. In second place was China, from which arrivals jumped by 41.5 percent to 1.5 million, and accounting for 22 percent of market share. Although the only fifth in terms of market share, arrivals from Taiwan rose a significant 37.82 percent to 282,220.
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