Philippines Tourism posted USD4.5 billion receipt from January to June

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines has posted a 17.57% increase in revenue from inbound tourism for the first half of the year 2019.

Over 4.1 million foreign tourists spent some Php245 billion during January-June 2019. Credits to DOT.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that the tourism industry has generated some 245 billion pesos in receipts from international visitors from January to June.

The DOT Statistics, Economic Analysis and Information Management Division (SEAMID) data show the following significant figures for the industry:

* Highest monthly receipts, Php48 billion in February
* Spending reached an estimated Php38 billion in June, 30.56% higher than the same period in 2018
* Tourist per capita expenditure increased to $1,086.61, 30.97% higher than June 2018
* Average daily expenditure reached $120.60, 28.64% higher than June 2018
* Average length of stay per tourist at 9.01 nights, 1.81% higher than June 2018

The DOT report on August 16 says the agency is on track with its target to attract high spending and longer staying tourists in the Philippines.

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