80% of Filipino Trips Still Local, says Agoda

Filipinos took 4 trips locally vs. 1 internationally over the last 12 months

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More than 13,300 new hotel rooms underway in Philippines

The hotel construction boom in the Philippines continues with 50 upcoming hotels across the Philippines translating to 13,334 hotel rooms as of August, according to figures provided by data and analytics specialist STR. Most of these new hotels will be located in Metro Manila albeit the hotels outside the capital region could have far larger …

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Filipinos made at least 5.1 million international trips in 2015

Updated on August 27, 2016 -- Have you ever wondered how many Filipinos go out of the country just to travel for leisure or business? Outbound tourism — travel made by locals to international destinations — has largely been an unknown area versus inbound tourism, which the Department of Tourism tracks. Judging from my Facebook news …

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Filipino tourists in Japan rose by 46% in 2015

The Japanese government has finally noticed the booming Filipino travel market to Japan. It is now eyeing to open a Japan National Tourism Organization office in the Philippines, a JNTO representative in Bangkok told WorkaLife this week. JNTO is Japan's version of the Department of Tourism. When it does open, Japan joins South Korea, Hong …

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