tourists in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on tourists in the Philippines


Foreign tourist arrivals up by over 7% in Q1 2019

May 09, 2019 - 7:50 PM

South Korea and China remain the Philippines' top source markets for foreign tourists in the 1st quarter of 2019, with a double-digit growth for China

FAMOUS BEACH. Tourists stay by Boracay's famous White Beach. File photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal/Rappler

Long weekend 'carmageddon' prompts calls for Sagada tourism regulation

Dec 06, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Sagada tourism council, regional Department of Tourism representatives, and stakeholders have met to discuss the situation, especially with more visitors expected during the Christmas holidays

SAGADA SUNRISE. Tourists watch the sunrise at Sagada. Photo by Jungarcia888 from Wikimedia Commons

IN NUMBERS: Foreign visitors up by 10% despite Boracay closure

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:46 PM

The Department of Tourism says foreign visitor arrivals still grew in May despite the closure of Boracay as they went to other destinations in the country

SIARGAO. Sugba Lagoon, a popular destination for those who visit Siargao.Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

PH blacklists EU political party official over ‘partisan’ activity

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

‘A tourist does not enjoy the rights and privileges of a Philippine citizen, particularly the exercise of political rights which are exclusively reserved to Filipinos,’ says Immigration Chief Jaime Morente

BARRED FROM ENTERING. Party of European Socialists (PES) deputy secretary general Giacomo Filibeck is barred from entering the Philippines on April 15, 2018. All photos from Akbayan

Record-high 1.7M tourists in Boracay in 2016

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:06 AM

The number of foreign tourists in the world famous Philippine island resort surges to 868 765 in 2016 while domestic tourists register 813 302 arrivals

British tourist speaks up about 'awful' PH vacation

Apr 05, 2016 - 6:08 PM

Filipino personalities like Mikey Bustos and Daphne Osena Paez comment via social media after YouTuber Elayne Peddy shares about being bullied in the Philippines for her weight and skin color

ELAYNE PEDDY. Elayne thanks social media users for their kind comments after she shared about her experiences with discrimination in El Nido, Palawan. Screengrab from YouTube/ELAYNE PEDDY

8 beautiful PH destinations to visit this 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Whether they re off the beaten path or timeless destinations here are some places to add to your travel bucket list this 2016

Tourism and a fetish for arrival numbers

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Our conversations should not focus on raw numbers but the substance behind it

CLASSIC CORON BEAUTY. This view on the way to Coron’s Kayangan Lake is a famous picture-perfect spot where Coron tourists have their photos taken

'Go home': Is UK ad vs undocumented immigrants racist?

Sep 21, 2013 - 1:44 AM

The UK’s border agency deploys around London vans with billboards that say Go home or face arrest in a bid to flush out overstaying and undocumented immigrants

Screen grab from UK Home Office official Youtube channel

Korean tourist drowns in El Nido

Jan 09, 2013 - 11:47 AM

The tourist was with his family in El Nido