Boracay Island saw only over 30,000 tourists arrivals this January 1-23

Boracay Island saw only over 30,000 tourists arrivals this January 1-23

From the 113,000 tourist arrivals last December 2021 to only over 30,00 this January, Boracay Island is suffering from the effect of the continuous rise of Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant.

According to the Malay Tourism Office data, only 30,605 travelers visited the Island from January 1 to 23, 2022. Last time, the total arrivals from January 1 to 16 was 28,060, which means, after a week, only 2,545 tourists went to the white beach.

Due to the RT-PCR requirement, travelers are holding back from going to Boracay.

Below is the list of the number of visitors who arrived in Boracay per region:

  • NCR - 11, 999
  • CAR - 274
  • Ilocos- 261
  • Cagayan - 103
  • Central Luzon - 3,461
  • CALABARZON - 5,378
  • MIMAROPA - 92
  • Bicol - 145
  • Western Visayas - 4,588
  • Aklan - 2,954
  • Central Visayas - 600
  • Eastern Visayas - 88
  • Zambaonga - 81
  • Northern Mindanao - 169
  • Davao - 181
  • SOCCSSARGEN - 155
  • CARAGA - 59
  • BARMM - 17

Recently, there have been more female travelers visiting the Island with 15, 791 than male tourists with only 14, 814.

Meanwhile, as for the age groups, ages 13-59 still lead the list with 24,542, while 5,128 tourists are ages 0-12; however, travelers ages 60 and up dwindled to only 935.

More visitors traveled by air than land or sea; 22,360 traveled by air, 672 by sea, and 7,573 by land.


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