Cebu, with only a three percent growth in its tourist arrivals, dropped to second place in the top tourist destinations in the country as of the first quarter of the year, the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) quarterly report said.
Cebu came in second after Manila.
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Cebu had 435,087 tourists while Manila has 437,170 during the period. In 2009, Cebu was the top destination while Manila was third.
During the first quarter of the year, Manila’s number of tourists increased by 37.10 percent. The DOT credited the growth to more international and local meetings, congresses and conventions, as well as special events organized by major companies and organizations in the capital.
The opening of new spots in Manila like the Manila Oceanarium, the Newport Entertainment City and the visits of more cruise ships at Manila South Harbor also attracted more tourists. Read the full story
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