Tourism in the Philippines plays a vital role in the Philippine economy. The country attracted 3,520,471 visitors during 2010. Philippines tourism flourished in the 1970’s and early 1980’s but declined in the mid 198’s, with the average length of tourist stay falling from 12.6 days in earlier years to 8.9 days in 1988. In 1987, tourism growth in the Philippines was slower than in other Asian countries.
During early 1990’s, signs of a faster growth appeared. About 1.2 million tourists visited the amazing beauty of the Philippines in 1992, which is higher number of visitors comping on the previous year. The tourism growth of the year of 1992 gave the Department of Tourism a reason to forecast a positive outlook for the future years. In 2000, the Philippines tourist arrivals totaled 2.2 million. In 2003 it totaled 2,838,000, a growth of almost 29%, and it is expected to grow as much as 3.4 million in 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, the tourist arrival in the Philippines grew as much as 20% in same period last year. In 2011, the Department of Tourism recorded 3.9 million tourists visiting the country, 11.2 percent higher than the 3.5 million registered in 2010.
During the year 2000, the net tourism income in the Philippines totaled to 2.1 billion U.S.D. Most of the foreign vacationers or tourists came from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. There were also tourists coming from Taiwan, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Israel, Russia, Spain, Poland, France and Singapore. One of the fastest tourist market growth are those from China, and India.
So, what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a beautiful places in the Pacific, then, book a flight to Philippines and enjoy a fantastic getaway to one of the most beautiful country in the world. There are plenty of places that you can visit here in the Philippines. If you love exploring the natural beauty of the world, you’ll definitely find this place as an ideal destination for your vacation. The crystal-clear beach water and cool breeze make this place such a relaxing places.