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Foreign visitors enter Philippines more often via Western Visayas

Foreign visitors enter Philippines more often via Western Visayas

The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 6 said more foreigners are entering the Philippines via gateways in Western Visayas.

“Malaysians are not the only growing visitors of Western Visayas,” said Helen Catalbas, DOT-6 regional director, citing the arrival/departure data from Bureau of Immigration.

“These foreigners are making Western Visayas their port of entry to the Philippines because of its expanding connectivity with other areas in the country,” Catalbas added.

There are also visitors from Northern Europe, Central Europe, Western Europe, Central America, South America, South Africa who chose Western Visayas as their gateway to the country.

Catalbas pointed that out that Iloilo Airport in Iloilo province can also connect passengers to Cebu and Davao while it can also give passengers the option to travel to other parts of Panay Island.


Updated : 2021-09-27 09:27 GMT+08:00