Philippines welcomes 22121 Indian tourists in the first quarter

first_imgA total of 22, 121 Indian tourists arrived at Philippines during January-March 2016, recording an increase of 23.7% over the same period last year. The Department of Tourism (DOT) Philippines has reported 6943 visitor arrivals in March 2016, that is, a growth of 8.23% over that of the same month in 2015.Such a growth, according to SanJeet, Tourism Attaché, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office India, has been the result of continuous effort on the part of DOT to promote the country’s attractions under the ongoing Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016 campaign. The country hopes to end the year with a growth of 25% while maintaining a steady number throughout the year.Parth Satpathy, Senior General Manager- Outbound MICE, Cox & Kings Ltd, said, “Philippines has successfully managed to couture the Indian traveller’s expectations with their warm hospitality, magnificent destinations, rejuvenation activities, shopping and dining options, nightlife, beaches and off course the colourful jeepneys.”“Philippines has geared up to handle Indian MICE groups as the country offers huge conventions centres and meeting locations. There are many reasons to visit this exotic country – be it the adventure options, luxury, rejuvenating holidays or vibrant nightlife, Philippines has something for all,” said Saurabh Mahajan, Director, Ambassador Express Holidays Pvt Ltd.last_img

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