The most popular city in the Philippines for international travelers is Cebu City. In 2018 it reached the 77th place of the world's most popular cities with 2.81 million tourists.
On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 1,213 US Dollars.
Development of the tourism sector in the Philippines from 1995 to 2018
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in the Philippines each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.
Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all 11 countries in Southeast Asia.
Revenues in tourism
In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 1.14 billion USD, or about 1.5 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 1.76 million tourists at that time and roughly 648 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 9.73 billion USD, accounting for 2.8 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,357 USD for his holiday in the Philippines.
All data for the Philippines in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.