Indian arrivals to the Philippines witnesses 37% rise


The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines, recorded a whopping growth of 37% in Indian arrivals to the Philippines in the month of May, 2017, in comparison to the same period last year. City of Manila, Pagsanjan, the heritage city of Cebu, Boracay and Bohol are some of the most popular places among Indian travellers visiting the Philippines.

Speaking about this growth, SanJeet, Tourism Attaché, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office India, said, “We are pleased to announce such a groundbreaking growth rate in Indian arrivals to the Philippines. DOT engages travel trade partners in various awareness programmes and travel shows in order to maintain and sustain tourist traffic from the Indian market. In 2017, we aim to achieve the mark of 100,000 visitors to the Philippines from India.”

India has now jumped to the 11th position among the list of top source markets for the Philippines. DOT is hopeful that by targeting Indian holiday planners through aggressive marketing initiatives, a double-digit growth for the year will be an achievable target.