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Thursday, 11 May, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]

28% growth in Indian arrivals to the Philippines from Jan-Feb’17

The Philippines has witnessed a growth of 28% in Indian tourist arrivals during January-February, 2017, compared to the same period last year. As per the official data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines, more than 19,000 Indians visited the Philippines in the first two months of 2017 and as a result India has now jumped to the 11th rank among the top source markets for the island nation.

In 2016, more than 90,000 Indian tourists visited the Philippines and recorded 21.27% of annual growth.

Speaking about the growth, SanJeet, Tourism Attaché, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office India, said, “Over the years, we have seen a steady growth in Indian tourists to the Philippines and are confident that this trend will continue. We are extremely delighted that the year 2017 is giving us a good start and our continued efforts in targeting the Indian holiday planners through aggressive marketing initiatives will yield even better results by the year end.”

In 2017, the DOT Philippines will be more focused on consumers as well as corporate to promote this beautiful archipelago as a Leisure, Luxury, Wedding and MICE destination. “We want to leverage on our tourism product offerings and attract the Indian traveller to soon achieve our target of 100,000 tourist arrivals to the Philippines,” he added.
 
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