Boracay draws over half a million tourists in Q1

Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan (Photo by Kaith Mallorca/ IMT NEWS)

Boracay Island attracted more than half a million tourists in the first quarter of the year.

Based on data from the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office, the world-famous resort island in Malay, Aklan welcomed a total of 512,516 tourists from January to March 2019.

Of the figure, 309,591 were foreign tourists,  184,632 were domestic tourists, and 18,293 were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

These tourists spent P15,653,110, 279.20 during their stay on the island.

From April 1 to April 15, 107,218 tourists visited the island, data from the Malay Municipal Tourism Office showed.

Forty-four percent of the total number were foreigners. Majority of them were Chinese and Koreans.

Currently, Boracay has 339 accredited accomodation establishments with 12, 083 rooms.

The island was closed to tourists in April last year. It was reopened after six months.

Last year, Boracay drew 941, 068 tourists.IMT


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