Central Visayas welcomed close to 1M tourists in 1st half 2022

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | August 11,2022 - 12:18 PM
At least 70,000 foreign tourists have visited Central Visayas, where Cebu and Bohol are located in the first six months of 2022, which also will indicate that traffic in the Mactan Cebu International Airport has increased.  | Inquirer Visayas (file photo)

At least 70,000 foreign tourists have visited C. Visayas, where Cebu and Bohol are located in the first six months of 2022, which also will indicate that traffic in the Mactan Cebu International Airport has increased.  | Inquirer Visayas (file photo)

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has welcomed close to 1 million tourists during the first half of 2022, tourism officials have announced on Thursday, August 11.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Usec. Shalimar Tamano, director of DOT in Central Visayas (DOT-7), reported on Thursday that they recorded 962,418 tourists who visited the region between January to June in 2022. 

Of this number, 889,315 are local tourists while the remaining 73,103 are foreigners. 

The present figures also reflected an improvement in tourist arrivals in Central Visayas, said Tamano.

The concurrent DOT-7 top official also hoped that they would be able to increase the number of foreign arrivals up to 300,000 before 2022 ends. 

“Central Visayas is ready and open for tourism… And we’re excited in the coming days under the new administration and new Secretary (Christina Frasco) of the DOT,” Tamano added.

Central Visayas plays host to some of the country’s top tourist destinations such as Cebu and Bohol.

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