Travelers continue to flock to the country’s tourist destinations with the ease of travel restrictions. Such as the Intramuros, where it had a whopping 132% increase from January’s 28,855 visitors.
“The increase in visitors in Intramuros’ various sites reflects the optimism and confidence in travel,” Tourism Secretary and Intramuros Administration (IA) Chairperson Berna Romulo-Puyat said.
The walled city draws visitors registering 38,154 same-day guests as of February 23, 2022.
“With its vast open-space, lush gardens, and the strict implementation of health and safety protocols, Intramuros is an ideal site to visit in the new normal,” Puyat noted.
She also mentioned that the Covid-19 Alert Level 2, physical distancing, contact tracing, and the maximum number of visitors per site are strictly observed in the walled city.
Intramuros sites that are open include Fort Santiago (weekdays: 9 AM to 8:30 PM; weekends: 6 AM to 9:30 PM.), Casa Manila Museum (weekends only: 9 AM to 5 PM), and Baluarte de San Diego (8 AM to 5 PM daily).
Over 24,800 Tourist Arrivals
Meanwhile, the Malacañang has reported that since the country’s reopening last February 10, almost 25,000 foreign and Filipino tourists have arrived in the Philippines.
A total of 24,826 inbound arrivals from various countries registered through One Health Pass as of February 20, Acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles said based on the report of PhilStar.
Up to 13,492 foreign tourists and 11,334 balikbayans arrived. Most of them were from the US and Canada.
With reports from PhilStar