DOT sees 4.5M tourist arrivals by year’s end

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MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Tourism expects tourist arrivals to the Philippines to hit the 4.5 million target for the full year of 2012, DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez said during the Philippine economic team’s briefing held Monday at the Philippine International Convention Center.

He said that estimated tourist arrivals in the first half stood at 2.2 million, up year-on-year by 11.68 percent.

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  • rickysgreyes

    The DOT should work closely with DOTC, DPWH to enable the tourists to fly straight to Palawan, Bohol and Camsur. also Ilocos (it’s beautiful there with Pagudpud and Vigan). There should be no need to pass by Manila. we can easily get a million more if we do this. DPWH is needed to ensure good roads going to the tourist spots.

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