Wonder who the top 10 foreign visitors in the Philippines? Read on as we list where the bulk of tourists are coming from, the Philippines’ biggest source of inbound tourists.
Beautiful destinations coupled with English-speaking hospitable Filipino people, Philippines is one of the preferred destinations in Asia. Foreigners can’t resist the beautiful beaches and enchanting mountains of the Philippines.
As of 2011 figures, South Korea remains to be the strongest single market for tourism with 925,204 arrivals, accounting for a 23.62 percent share of all visitor volume.
Not far behind are visitors from the United States, the second-largest tourist market. U.S. visitors totaled 624,527 for 15.94 percent of all tourist traffic.
Ranking in 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively, Japan totaled 375,496 visitors or 9.59 percent share, China totaled 243,137 or 6.21 percent, and Taiwan totaled 181,738 or 4.64 percent.
Rounding up the top 10 are Australia which ranked 6th, Singapore at 7th, Canada at 8th, Hong Kong at 9th, and the United Kingdom at 10th.
South Korea has replaced United States and Japan in the top slots on the number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines. For them, it really is more fun in the country with over 1,000,000 arrivals from January 1 to December 5, taking the top spot for the second year.
Second on the list is United States with 371,122 visitors. Third is Japan with 371,122 visitors. China at fourth with 312,395 visitors. Australia at fifth with 181,585 visitors. Canada with 123,404 visitors. Chinese Taipei with 101,162 visitors. Singapore with 97,927 visitors. United Kingdom with 97,371 visitors. Rounding the tenth spot is Malaysia with 97,134 visitors.
After overtaking the United States and Japan the previous year, South Korea is still the top source of tourist in 2014. The United States, Japan, and China also retained their rankings from 2nd to 4th, respectively.
Meanwhile, Australia and Singapore rank 5th and 6th, respectively, and both outnumbered Chinese Taipei this year who dropped to 7th place.
Rounding up the top 10 are Canada, Hong Kong, and United Kingdom.