Philippines Tourism

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The Philippine economy is gradually on the rise, largely driven by its business process outsourcing, industry and construction sectors. The average pace of growth in the Philippines in the first half of the decade was 6.3%, compared to 6% in Indonesia, 5.8% in Malaysia and Vietnam, and 3.6% in Thailand. 

 

In the early 1980s the Philippines was considered Asia’s undisputed leader when it came to hosting international events and conferences, with Metro Manila’s 4000-sq-metre Philippines International Convention Centre (PICC), constructed in 1976, the first of its kind for the region. In subsequent years, as other countries ramped up their efforts...

 

Upgrading and developing new transport and hospitality infrastructure is essential to unlocking the Philippine tourism sector’s undeniable growth potential. Without adequate infrastructure to move people into and within the country, and the hotel and leisure offerings to accommodate and entertain them, many of the attributes that make the...

 

One year after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the performance of the Philippine’s tourism sector is matching the resilience shown by those affected. In 2013 visitor numbers rose 9.5% to reach just under 4.7m. While slightly below the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) target of 5m in light of the damaging effect of the typhoon and a 7.2-...

 

The Philippines exhibits a marked discrepancy in income, living standards and access to basic infrastructure between urban and rural locations, and tourism has been identified as one means of helping to lift more remote regions out of poverty. When considering that natural untouched settings and traditional culture are some of the main drawing...

What potential does the recently signed Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) unlock for the tourism sector in Mindanao and the Visayas?

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