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Philippines Short Introduction for Travelers

Capital Manila Government Republic Currency Philippine peso (₱, PHP) Area 300,000km² water: 1,830km² land: 298,170km² Population 101,218,000 (2013 est.) Language Cebuano has the largest number of native speakers, but English and Filipino (based on the Tagalog language) are the two official languages. There are about 8 major languages, 76 to 78 major language groups, with more than [...]read morePhilippines Short Introduction for Travelers

TOURISM STATISTICS OF PHILIPPINES  2017

Given the importance of tourism in the overall economic growth in the Philippines, one would wonder how much income does tourism bring into the country. In response to this, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are closely working together to measure the contribution of tourism in the economy through the institutionalization of the PTSA.
As measured by the share of tourism direct gross value added (TDGVA) to total gross domestic product (GDP), the contribution of tourism to the economy was estimated at 8.6 percent in 2017. The TDGVA amounted to PhP 1,234.5 billion in 2017, higher percent compared to previous year’s  PhP 1,093.4 billion.

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