Boracay draws 2 million tourists in 2019

first_imgIt also registered a total of 932,433domestic tourists which was up by 163 percent from 2018 with 64,547 overseasFilipino workers. The growth in tourist arrivals can beattributed to the increase in connectivity from mainland China and Korea to theAklan province and the influx of visitors after the six months temporaryclosure of the island, the municipal tourism office said.         Around 434,175 Chinese tourists, whotopped the list of foreign arrivals, have stayed in the island. BORACAY – Tourist arrivals in thisworld-famous resort island hit 2,034,599 in 2019, according to the Malaymunicipal tourism office, increasing by 116 percent from 2018. Chinese still dominates foreign arrivals in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. According to the Malay Municipal Tourism Office, a total of 389,885 Chinese tourists visited the world famous from January to October 2019. AKEANFORUM/BOYRYANZABAL The Malay municipal tourism officerecorded a total of 443,468 inbound travelers who visited the island on Apriland May last year while the month of June accommodated 189,444 tourists.center_img In 2018, over 941,000 people visitedthis island, of the figure, foreigners tallied 565,341 tourist arrivals while354,558 came from local tourists.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN) Korea landed on the second spot with400,610 tourist arrivals followed by Taiwan with 30,634. People from China, Korea and Taiwanregistered as the top three visitors of the island, the municipal tourismoffice said, accounting for 83 percent or 865,419 of the total foreigners fromJan. to Dec. last year. Included in the top 10 arrivals weretourists from countries such as the United States with 24,827; United Kingdom(13,715); Australia (12,785); Russia (12,784); Japan (11,474); Saudi Arabia(10,789); and Germany (7,441).last_img read more