Tourists are starting to pick up in Boracay Island, with 1,616 arrivals

Tourists are starting to pick up in Boracay Island, with 1,616 arrivals

In just two weeks since Boracay Island reopened, domestic tourists are beginning to flock to the famous Island.

From September 1 until September 19, a total of 1,616 tourists visited the Island, wherein travelers use Caticlan as their entry point.

According to the data from the Malay Tourism office, most of the travelers came from the National Capital Region (NCR) with 954, it is followed by Aklan with 250.

Coming up is Central Luzon with 145; while 90 came from CALABARZON; 86 were from Western Visayas; 25 in Central Visayas; 18 were from Bicol Region; 14 in Ilocos Region; 11 came from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); 9 each in Eastern Visayas and Davao Region; while two came from Zamboanga; and one is from MIMAROPA.

The data also showed that the number of male tourists is higher than female tourists, which is at 852, while there were 764 females.

In terms of age group, most of the tourists are in the 13-59 years old age group with 1,504 tourists, while there were 80 that are 0-12 years old, and 32 were recorded that are 60 and up.

Meanwhile, most of the tourists traveled by air, with 1,264, followed by land, which is 330, then sea with 22.

Boracay Island opened its doors to tourists last September 8, when the Aklan Province was finally placed under the general community quarantine (GCQ).

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