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Philippine Tourism Produced P245 Billion In The First 6 Months of 2019

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that the country's tourism industry produce PHP245 billion in receipts. The corresponding total receipts incresed by 17.57 percent from international visitors in the first six months of the year 2019, reported by Philippine News Agency.

The data from Statistics, Economic Analysis and Information Management Division (SEAMID) that the January is the highest monthly receipts with PHP42 billion and second highest is June that reached to PHP38 billion, which is 30.56 percent higher than the same month last year.

The DOT is keeping up with its target to attract high spending and longer staying tourists in the Philippines.

According to Tourism Secretary, the economic numbers are exciting but the real purpose of why the government is working hard to push these numbers up year after year is for the Filipino people. It is the number of lives changed for the better by tourism that would truly count.

The DOT disclosed that 4.1 million foreigners have visited the country from January to June this year, indicating an 11.43 percent increase.

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