Philippines Tourism

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How can Palawan boost its visibility as an ecotourism destination, and what are its economic goals?


Overlooking Manila Bay, Entertainment City is the Philippines’ greatest gamble to compete with the casino complexes of Macau and Singapore. Unlike most capital cities in East Asia, gambling is legal in Manila and has been since the 1970s, and unlike the casinos of Singapore and Vietnam, there are no restrictions on domestic tourists entering...


With more than 7000 islands, nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, tropical biodiversity and a great range of cultural traditions, the Philippines is one of the most attractive destinations in South-east Asia. Since 2010 the country and its policy makers have made a concerted effort to attract more visitors, with intensive investments in marketing...

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: The Philippines 2016

Despite boasting a range of attractions and a reputation for hospitality on par with its regional competitors, the Philippine’s tourism industry has a long way to catch up with nearby powerhouses such as Thailand and Malaysia. Under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, the sector has been identified as a vehicle to be prioritised for the positive impact it can have on inclusive...

A series of reforms initiated by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III in the last few years have boosted spending on infrastructure and opened key industries to outside investors. The reforms prompted a series of upgrades to the Philippines’ credit ratings and echo initiatives taken in the region as it embarks on greater integration through the ASEAN Economic Community.

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.

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