Tourists flocked to Boracay Island with over 47,900 visitors (Feb. 1-20)

Tourists flocked to Boracay Island with over 47,900 visitors (Feb. 1-20)

Foreign and domestic tourists continue to flood the ever-popular Boracay Island, as more than 47,900 flocked to the Island since the start of February.

According to the Malay Tourism Office, from February 1 to 20, a total of 47,908 went to Boracay, where domestic travelers accounted for 47,582 of the total arrival, while there were 161 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and 165 international tourists.

Travelers from the National Capital Region (NCR) remain the top leading tourist arrivals to Boracay. As for the foreign arrivals, those from the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom make up most of the list.

With the influx of tourists, Boracay will indeed thrive, and the road to recovery is in sight.

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

  • NCR- 22,220
  • CAR- 253
  • Ilocos- 350
  • Cagayan - 269
  • Central Luzon - 4,777
  • CALABARZON - 10,316
  • MIMAROPA - 233
  • Bicol - 232
  • Western Visayas - 7,101
  • Central Visayas - 727
  • Eastern Visayas - 208
  • Zambaonga - 361
  • Northern Mindanao - 258
  • Davao - 274
  • SOCCSSARGEN - 100
  • CARAGA - 76
  • BARMM - 67

DOMESTIC TRAVELERS - 47, 582
OFW - 161
FOREIGN TOURISTS TOTAL - 165
OVERALL - 47,908

Meanwhile, 24,856 female tourists went to Boracay, while there were 23,052 male travelers.

As for the age groups, ages 13-59 still lead the list with 39,229, while 7,232 tourists are ages 0-12 and 1,447 travelers age 60 and up.

Most visitors traveled by air than land or sea; 39,421 traveled by air, 1,910 by sea, and 6,577 by land.

Meanwhile, data from One Health Pass (OHP) showed a total of 21,974 inbound tourist arrivals in different airports across the Philippines. These comprise 10,074 Balikbayans and 11,900 foreign tourists from 10 to February 19, 2022.

"The recent influx of tourists reflects foreign tourists' enthusiasm towards visiting our country, which in turn will accelerate the revival of our tourism industry," Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat stressed.


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