KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 13 (PIA6) – The island of Boracay generated a total of P34,518,669,078.30 in tourism receipts from January to July 2017.
Aklan Provincial Tourism Office records showed that of the total tourism receipts, P22,819,281,388.80 came from foreign and overseas Filipinos; while P11,699,387,689.50 were from domestic tourists.
Based on the report, such earnings were generated from the 1,260,958 tourist arrivals of Boracay for the first seven months this year; which triggered the growth of tourism receipts of the island.
Foreign tourists listed were 574,405; while domestic or local tourists were 655,505; and 31,048 overseas Filipinos.
Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism – Boracay expressed optimism that the two million tourist arivals target for this year will be met or may even be exceeded.
DOT-Boracay said that visitor arrivals in Boracay for the first seven months of 2017 showed a 12 percent increase as compared to last year’s figure of 1,126,755.
With such trend, according to DOT-Boracay, it is not far that target set will be met or may evenbe surpassed in terms of tourist arrivals and tourism receipts.
In 2016, tourism receipts of Boracay were recoded at P48,895,469,783.40. (JSC/SQP/PIA6 Aklan)