MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan 18 (PIA) — The Camiguin Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) recorded an increase of 9.8 percent in tourist arrivals for the year 2012.
The increase covers both local and foreign tourists from the 368,812 total number of arrival posted in year 2011 to 404,955 tourists in 2012.
According to Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, the increases in arrival primarily contributed in sustaining the island’s economy bringing close to P1.20-billion estimated spending.
“Aside from the new recreational establishments, we will be vigorously pursuing the development of more tourist attractions and entice more visitors to enjoy our beautiful, peaceful, and well-reserved island,” the governor promised.
Meanwhile, Romualdo also announced the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to open a new flight route for Cebu Pacific in Cebu and Camiguin. (PIA 10)