Over 1 million Chinese tourists visit Philippines in first 10 months of 2018
12/21/2018|9:34:27 AM|GlobalTimes

Nearly 1.06 million Chinese tourists visited the Philippines in the first 10 months of this year, making China the Philippines' second largest source market of foreign tourists, government data showed on Thursday. 

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) said in a report that Chinese tourists arrivals from January to October 2018 accounted for 18.02% of the total foreign tourists that visited this archipelagic country. 

DOT data showed that only 810,807 Chinese tourists visited the Philippines from January to October 2017. 

From January to October of this year, the report said that around 5.82 million international tourists visited the Philippines. 

The Philippines' target for 2018 is to bring in 1.5 million tourists from China.

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