Domestic arrivals dominate Camiguin’s tourism market

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Domestic arrivals dominate Camiguin’s tourism market

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, December 28 (PIA) — Domestic tourism significantly dominates the overall tourist arrival in Camiguin province.

Latest report from the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) shows a 97 percent share, in terms of the total number of arrivals from last year to present.

Camiguin continues to record increases, posting more than 200,000 tourist arrivals in 2007, and close to 600,000 tourist arrivals in 2015, to include both local and foreign tourists.

As to foreign tourist arrival distribution, 43 percent came from Asia, followed by Europe with 29 percent, North America with 16 percent, and the rest came from South America, Australia, and Africa.

In terms of actual arrivals, this consists to about 16,000 foreign tourist arrivals this year, which shows dramatic increases, from more than 10,000 foreign tourist arrivals in 2013 to about 14,000 in 2014.

Government operated tourist facilities likewise earned P6.7 million this year, with an increase of P1.4 million from the gross income P5.3 million posted last year. (JCV/PIA)

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