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White Sand Beach in Camara Island, Zambales

The Philippines now turned to be a must-see destination for many international travellers. According to the Deparment of Tourism (DOT) tourist arrivals rose 17% in January (that is equivalent to 349,713 from 298,119 of January 2010)

The country South Korea remained the top market for Philippines’s tourism as traffic grew 28% (or  92,249) and comprised 26% of the total volume.

Tourists and visitors from the United States reached 63,674, up 15% on year, and accounted for 18% of the total arrivals in January.

Meanwhile, Japan was third with 9% market share followed by China and Australia with 4.5% and 4%, respectively.

DOT reported that January’s tourist count translated into approximately $240 million worth of cash receipts as the Philippines has projected 3.7 million tourists this year.