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Philippine tourism statistics

Philippine tourism statistics can be found at the Philippine government’s Department of Tourism website – www.tourism.gov.ph. Some extracts are presented here.

 

Philippine tourism statistics

Visitor Market, January to October 2015

The UK continued it’s increasing visitor traffic to the Philippines. Visitor arrivals were up 14.8% over the equivalent period the previous year. However, this only represents 123,414 arrivals out of a total of 3,787,907 arrival into the Philippines or 2.81% of all arrivals.

 

Visitor Market, January to August 2015.

By visitor market, Korea is still the top contributor of international arrivals to the country for 2015 with 901,749 arrivals and a 25.12% share to the total inbound traffic. This market grew by 15.04% compared to its 783,852 arrivals for the same months in 2014.

The United States of America provided the second biggest arrivals of 531,217 visitors for the first eight months of the year and recording a growth of 7.68%. Arrivals from Japan grew by 7.71%, recording 334,881 visitors for the period in review. China, which provided 322,417 arrivals continue to post positive growth with 4.55% for January to August 2015.

Rounding up the top ten visitor markets are Australia (+9.26) with 153,097 arrivals, Singapore (+2.99%) with 121,917 arrivals, Taiwan (+24.36%) with 120,630 arrivals, Malaysia (+17.24%) with 103,995 arrivals, United Kingdom (+14.32%) with 103,577 arrivals and Canada (+9.24%) with 102,293 arrivals.

Taiwan remained bullish with 120,630 arrivals. Among the top twelve markets of the country, this market registered the highest growth of 24.36%. On the other hand, Hong Kong continued to show marked improvement with a 10.39% increase in arrivals.

High growth markets, August 2015.

For the month of August 2015, markets with substantial growth in inbound included: China with 65,403 arrivals (+62.03%), United Kingdom with 12,338 arrivals (+31.84%), Malaysia with 13,048 arrivals (+23.65%), India with 5,837 (+23.22%), Indonesia with 4,528 arrivals (+21.23%), Canada with 8,890 arrivals (+19.83%), Australia with 15,855 arrivals (+18.52%), Hong Kong with 10,202 arrivals (+16.69%), United States of America with 50,050 arrivals (+14.94%), and Korea with 139,472 arrivals (+14.67%).

 

The table below shows the visitor arrivals (including tourists) figures for July 2011 compared to July 2010. These Philippine tourism statistics show that despite there being no direct flights between the UK and the Philippines, the UK produces the most visitors from Europe to the Philippines.  In July 2011 there were nearly 10,000 visitors from the UK to the Philippines, up 11% from the same month in 2010.   According to these Philippine tourism statistics, where there’s a will, there’s a way!!

 

VISITOR ARRIVALS TO THE PHILIPPINES BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
 Philippine tourism statistics
Jul-11 Jul-10
GROWTH
Country of Residence VOLUME % SHARE VOLUME % SHARE CHANGE%
A S I A 
ASEAN 
BRUNEI 516 0.1 324 0.1 59.3
CAMBODIA 181 0.1 205 0.1 -11.7
INDONESIA 2,995 0.8 2,466 0.8 21.5
LAOS 95 0 79 0 20.3
MALAYSIA 8,500 2.4 6,847 2.1 24.1
MYANMAR 206 0.1 328 0.1 -37.2
SINGAPORE 11,809 3.3 9,488 2.9 24.5
THAILAND 3,166 0.9 2,979 0.9 6.3
VIETNAM 1,856 0.5 1,524 0.5 21.8
SUB-TOTAL 29,324 8.1 24,240 7.4 21
EAST ASIA 
CHINA 22,562 6.3 20,419 6.3 10.5
HONGKONG 10,243 2.8 13,748 4.2 -25.5
JAPAN 31,305 8.7 30,159 9.3 3.8
KOREA 93,899 26 72,731 22.3 29.1
TAIWAN 18,442 5.1 16,469 5.1 12
SUB-TOTAL 176,451 48.9 153,526 47.1 14.9
SOUTH ASIA 
BANGLADESH 198 0.1 237 0.1 -16.5
INDIA 3,600 1 1,899 0.6 89.6
IRAN 291 0.1 214 0.1 36
NEPAL 149 0 121 0 23.1
PAKISTAN 338 0.1 212 0.1 59.4
SRI LANKA 279 0.1 283 0.1 -1.4
SUB-TOTAL 4,855 1.3 2,966 0.9 63.7
MIDDLE EAST 
BAHRAIN 417 0.1 476 0.1 -12.4
EGYPT 149 0 79 0 88.6
JORDAN 82 0 65 0 26.2
KUWAIT 657 0.2 556 0.2 18.2
QATAR* 368 0.1 368 0.1 0
SAUDI ARABIA 4,308 1.2 3,883 1.2 10.9
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 1,731 0.5 1,491 0.5 16.1
SUB-TOTAL 7,712 2.1 6,918 2.1 11.5
A M E R I C A 
NORTH AMERICA 
CANADA 9,150 2.5 7,949 2.4 15.1
MEXICO 108 0 98 0 10.2
USA 52,008 14.4 50,876 15.6 2.2
SUB-TOTAL 61,266 17 58,923 18.1 4
VISITOR ARRIVALS TO THE PHILIPPINES BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
 Philippine tourism statistics – 2
Jul-11 Jul-10
GROWTH
Country of Residence VOLUME % SHARE VOLUME % SHARE CHANGE%
SOUTH AMERICA 
ARGENTINA 83 0 63 0 31.7
BRAZIL 165 0 119 0 38.7
COLOMBIA 66 0 57 0 15.8
PERU 32 0 17 0 88.2
VENEZUELA 29 0 15 0 93.3
SUB-TOTAL 375 0.1 271 0.1 38.4
E U R O P E 
WESTERN EUROPE 
AUSTRIA 1,054 0.3 1,296 0.4 -18.7
BELGIUM 1,854 0.5 1,586 0.5 16.9
FRANCE 2,818 0.8 2,644 0.8 6.6
GERMANY 4,965 1.4 4,869 1.5 2
LUXEMBOURG 91 0 102 0 -10.8
NETHERLANDS 2,552 0.7 2,397 0.7 6.5
SWITZERLAND 2,446 0.7 2,152 0.7 13.7
SUB-TOTAL 15,780 4.4 15,046 4.6 4.9
NORTHERN EUROPE 
DENMARK 1,129 0.3 963 0.3 17.2
FINLAND 311 0.1 231 0.1 34.6
IRELAND 573 0.2 427 0.1 34.2
NORWAY 2,098 0.6 1,760 0.5 19.2
SWEDEN 965 0.3 851 0.3 13.4
UNITED KINGDOM 9,775 2.7   8,804 2.7   11
SUB-TOTAL 14,851 4.1 13,036 4 13.9
SOUTHERN EUROPE 
GREECE 172 0 166 0.1 3.6
ITALY 1,371 0.4 1,180 0.4 16.2
PORTUGAL 63 0 136 0 -53.7
SPAIN 1,473 0.4 1,476 0.5 -0.2
SUB-TOTAL 3,079 0.9 2,958 0.9 4.1
EASTERN EUROPE 
COMMONWEALTH OF 
INDEPENDENT STATES 249 0.1 294 0.1 -15.3
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 827 0.2 605 0.2 36.7
TOTAL(CIS & RUSSIA) 1,076 0.3 899 0.3 19.7
POLAND 143 0 183 0.1 -21.9
SUB-TOTAL 1,219 0.3 1,082 0.3 12.7
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE** 
ISRAEL 381 0.1 330 0.1 15.5
TURKEY 264 0.1 186 0.1 41.9
SUB-TOTAL 645 0.2 516 0.2 25
VISITOR ARRIVALS TO THE PHILIPPINES BY COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
 Philippine tourism statistics – 3
Jul-11 Jul-10
GROWTH
Country of Residence VOLUME % SHARE VOLUME % SHARE CHANGE%
AUSTRALASIA/PACIFIC 
AUSTRALIA 12,255 3.4 10,338 3.2 18.5
GUAM 4,737 1.3 5,108 1.6 -7.3
NAURU 2 0 5 0 -60
NEW ZEALAND 1,138 0.3 926 0.3 22.9
PAPUA NEW GUINEA  292 0.1 309 0.1 -5.5
SUB-TOTAL 18,424 5.1 16,686 5.1 10.4
A F R I C A 
NIGERIA 152 0 81 0 87.7
SOUTH AFRICA 222 0.1 329 0.1 -32.5
SUB-TOTAL 374 0.1 410 0.1 -8.8
OTHERS & UNSPECIFIED 
RESIDENCES 4,645 1.3 3,941 1.2 17.9
T O T A L 339,000 94 300,519 92.3 12.8
OVERSEAS FILIPINOS*** 21,784 6 25,197 7.7 -13.5
GRAND TOTAL 360,784 100 325,716 100 10.8
*Prior to 2009, statistics from this country were lumped under “Others”
**Grouping from UNWTO; prior to 2009, statistics from Israel were lumped under “Middle East” and statistics from Turkey were lumped under “Others”
*** Philippine passport holders permanently residing abroad; excludes overseas Filipino workers
Sources of Data: A/D Cards & Shipping Manifests
Philippine tourism statistics prepared by: Tourism Research & Statistics Division, Office of Tourism Development Planning, 
Planning, Product Development and Coordination, DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

For flights, hotels and tourist spots in the Philippines information, please see relevant pages.

 

Further Philippine tourism statistics can be found at Department of Tourism

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