Domestic travelers in the Philippines
A survey conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in 2009 found that 22.8 million Filipinos with ages 15 years old and above traveled for any purpose within the country during the period 1st April to 30th September 2009. The 2009 Household Survey on Domestic Visitors (HSDV) also shows that on the average, each traveler made two trips and visited two places in the country during the reference period.
Of the 22.8 million domestic travelers during the six-month period, 52.4 percent were females while 47.6 percent were males. The main purpose of trip for more than half (53.3 percent) of the total domestic travelers was to visit friends or relatives or to attend family gatherings. Those who traveled for pleasure or vacation totaled 7.8 million, comprising about 34.3 percent of the total domestic travelers.