Visitor arrivals to Philippines up 11% in 1H2019, arrivals from China up 34%

    Philippines Department of Tourism reported (18-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to Philippines for Jun-2019 and for the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include:

    • Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 643,780, +21.4% year-on-year;
        • South Korea: 157,495, +41.1%;
        • China: 132,792, +54.8%;
        • US: 96,735, +2.3%;
        • Japan: 44,919, +12.0%;
        • Taiwan: 30,546, +59.4%;
        • Australia: 19,163, -2.5%;
        • Singapore: 16,200, +2.1%;
        • Canada: 13,765, +15.0%;
        • UK: 13,759, +8.7%;
        • Malaysia: 12,163, -3.6%.
    • Six months ended Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 4.1 million, +11.4%;
        • South Korea: 946,025, +15.8%;
        • China: 866,561, +34.1%;
        • US: 569,204, +2.0%;
        • Japan: 326,607, +3.4%;
        • Taiwan: 159,532, +32.4%;
        • Australia: 143,014, +2.0%;
        • Canada: 128,370, +6.0%;
        • UK: 106,673, +4.1%;
        • Singapore: 81,151, -11.5%;
        • Malaysia: 74,307, +0.9%.