Visitor arrivals expected to approach pre-pandemic levels in 2023

THE Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is expecting international visitor arrivals in 2023 to approach pre-pandemic levels if no further global disruptions materialize. Michelle G. Taylan, chair of the PTAA 30th Travel Tour Expo 2023, told BusinessWorld on the sidelines of a briefing in Quezon City on Tuesday that the group projects international visitor arrivals of […]

BI expects passenger traffic at airports to increase heading into 2023

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) on Monday said it expects passenger traffic to continue to increase up to New Year’s Eve as more Filipinos and foreign visitors arrive and leave.   “Usually during New Year’s, departures also increase since Filipinos who live abroad, especially our overseas Filipino Workers return to the countries they came from,” Immigration […]

Visitor arrivals exceed 2 million since February reopening of borders

VISITOR arrivals since the Philippines eased its border restrictions exceeded 2 million two weeks into November, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT). The DoT said in a statement on Tuesday that it tallied 2.025 million visitor arrivals as of Nov. 14, consisting of 1.487 million foreign tourists and 538,078 returning overseas Filipinos. The DoT […]