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Region 2’s tourist arrivals up by 10% in 2018

By: PIA 

 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb. 13 (PIA) — The tourist arrivals in the Cagayan Valley Region has increased by at least 10 percent in 2018, said regional director Virgilio Maguigad of the Department of Tourism.

 According to Maguigad, DOT region 2 registered a total of 1.17 million tourist arrivals last year with 904,198 domestic and 270,523 foreign visitors.

 Maguigad said the gross receipts from visitor spending has reached P8.4 billion which gained an increase of 10.3 percent from the P7.6 billion recorded in 2017.

 “The data were collected from the different accommodation establishments and tourism attraction sites within the region,” Maguigad said.

 He said visitors from China topped the list of the region’s foreign markets with 252,400 followed by USA with 2,374, Indonesia with 1,558 and Bangladesh with 1,449.

 Other recorded foreign tourists were from Canada, Korea, Myanmar, Hongkong, Australia and Japan.

 Maguigad attributed the increase in tourist arrivals to the improved market access, connectivity and destination infrastructure mostly funded under the DOT-DPWH convergence project.

 “Our new tourism brand, which is “Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands, Your Island and Valley of Fun” also contributed to the high market visibility,” the regional director said.

 He added that the continuous involvement of tourism stakeholders and local government units in the development, enhancement and marketing of wide range tourism products also enable visitors to stay longer and promote further the tourism sites of the region.

 “Most of the region’s tourism products that were developed and enhanced include eco-tourism, agri-farm tourism, sports and adventure tourism, and cultural tourism,” Maguigad said. (ALM/OTB/PIA-Cagayan)

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