Philippines Tourism

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A major thrust of the sector’s development strategy, carried out by the Department of Tourism ( DoT), is to strengthen cruise tourism so it becomes a driver of foreign visitor arrivals. Indeed, as an archipelago with over 7000 islands, and with one of the world’s longest coastlines, the Philippines should be a natural market for the industry....

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: The Philippines 2017

With abundant natural beauty and heritage sites spread across 7000 islands, the Philippines has steadily gained recognition over the years as a competitive tourism destination, despite being located in a region of strong contenders. With the campaign “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!” launched in 2012, the country has not only experienced a boost in visibility, driven by social media and...

Despite gloomy global trade forecasts, the Philippines’ strong macroeconomic fundamentals, competitive geographical and labour force advantages, and rising domestic consumption bode well for future trade and investment.

Warmer ties with China and increased investment may augur a period of sustained growth for the Philippines’ tourism sector, further bolstering its already significant contribution to the economy.


Halal tourism looks set to become a key component of wider sector growth in the Philippines, as the government moves to support the segment’s development through a major investment drive. Globally, the halal tourism industry is recognised as holding significant opportunities for expansion, on the back of rising demand and a growing awareness...


What infrastructure developments would accelerate tourism growth in the Philippines?

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