Philippines Tourism

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Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Philippines 2019

Tourism in the Philippines has seen considerable growth in recent years, with over 7000 islands and an abundance of rich cultural traditions making the archipelago a regionally competitive destination. The closure of popular destination Boracay for six months in 2018 shone a light on other destinations and allowed the sector to diversify its offerings to cater to a wider array of tourists, as...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.


On the back of encouraging arrival numbers, Philippine officials are expanding their outreach through marketing and promotional campaigns abroad, including incentive schemes, roadshows, new routes and special tours. Having exceeded their goal of 6.5m foreign arrivals in 2017 by over 100,000, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has targeted...


How can the Philippines distinguish its entertainment and tourism offering in the region?


How does the country compare to other ASEAN states as an entertainment destination?


As efforts to develop tourist attractions ramp up inside the capital and beyond, the Philippines is well placed to capture a lucrative share of the 1.3bn-strong market of global business and leisure travellers. An archipelago of over 7000 islands with bountiful natural attractions and rich cultural traditions, the country drew 6.6m visitors to...

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