Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 10% in first five months of 2019, arrivals from China up 31%

    Philippines Department of Tourism, via its official Facebook account, reported (08-Jul-2019) visitor arrivals to Philippines for May-2019 and five months ended May-2019. Details include:

    • May-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 621,719, +15.6% year-on-year;
    • Five months ended May-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 3.5 million, +9.8%;
        • South Korea: 788,530, +11.8%;
        • China: 733,769, +31.0%;
        • US: 472,469, +2.0%;
        • Japan: 281,988, +2.2%;
        • Taiwan: 128,986, +27.2%;
        • Australia: 123,851, +2.7%;
        • Canada: 114,605, +5.0%;
        • UK: 92,914, +3.5%;
        • Singapore: 64,951, -14.4%;
        • Malaysia: 62,144, +1.8%.