MANILA, Philippines- Inanunsyo ng Department of Tourism (DOT) nitong Martes na lumampas na sa target nitong 4.8 milyon ang international tourist arrivals para sa 2023.
Sa post sa social media nitong Martes, sinabi ng DOT na may kabuuang 5,450,557 international tourist arrivals mula January 1 hanggang December 31, 2023.
“Looking ahead to 2024, our commitment to the transformation of Philippine tourism is unwavering. Guided by our National Tourism Development Plan 2023-2028, we’re poised for a thriving tourism landscape, evident in surpassing our targets in international and domestic arrivals and receipts, fostering economic prosperity and further job creation for our people,” pahayag ni DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco nitong Lunes.
Nauna nang inihayag ng DOT na naabot ng bansa ang 4.8 million targeted arrivals nitong Nobyembre sa 4,822,530 bisita na nagdala sa P404 bilyong foreign visitor receipts.
Para sa 2024, nilalayon ng DOT na maabot ang pre-pandemic arrival numbers sa target na 7.7 million arrivals.
“What I can assure you is that we will push as hard as we can and fully activate our convergences with other government agencies in order to breach this target and bring us closer to pre-pandemic numbers even as we grapple with many forces beyond our control, globally, and locally,” wika ni Frasco.
“The world has loved the Philippines in 2023, and we are very grateful to our friends from all over the world who have affirmed na ‘yung Pilipinas po ay nagpapatuloy bilang World’s Leading Beach and Dive Destination, Asia’s Best Cruise Destination, pati na run po ‘yung isa ang Pilipinas among vie countries in the world awarded as a Global Tourism Resilience awardee,” patuloy ng opisyal. RNT/SA