Boracay Island's foreign tourist arrivals reached a record high in July

Boracay Island's foreign tourist arrivals reached a record high in July

Foreign tourist arrivals to Boracay Island are finally kicking in as more than 16,000 international travelers visited the country's most famous beach destination last July 2022.

According to the Malay Tourism Office data, 16,730 foreigners went to the Island from July 1 to 31, the highest figure since Boracay reopened.

The arrivals increased to almost 10,000 compared to the 6,873 last June, 4,268 in May, and 4,737 in April.

Tourists from South Korea accounted for the most foreign tourists in Boracay with 8,525; the United States came in second highest with 2,756.

The increase was thanks to the resumption of international flights at Kalibo Airport, the gateway to Boracay, and the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Last February 2022, the Philippines reopened its doors to fully vaccinated foreigners; however, international tourist arrivals on the Island remained low until direct chartered flights from Incheon, South Korea, to Kalibo International Airport resumed.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) going to Boracay also spiked to 6,107 from 4,269 last June.

Meanwhile, domestic tourist arrivals decreased in July from 182,508 travelers in June to 160,259.

A total of 183,096 tourists went to Boracay in July.

Tourism executives and local officials are optimistic that foreign tourist arrivals will keep increasing.

Boracay Island's inclusion in Time Magazine's "World's Greatest Places" and in "The 25 Best Islands in the World" by the New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L) also adds a charm to the already famous Island, which can attract more travelers.


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