International visitor arrivals to the country grew by 11.5 percent year-on-year in February 2006, despite the botched coup attempt against the Arroyo administration that forced several foreign embassies to issue negative advisories on Philippine travel.
The beauty and healthcare industry in the Philippines bucks the global economic downturn and thrives on the back of increased foreign visitor arrivals and expanding middle class spawned by the growing business process outsourcing industry.
"Contrary to expectations, three things thrive during crisis, namely: food, alcohol, and aesthetics," said Dr. Dr. Yanee V. Santos, founder of Aesthetic Science Clinic, a specialized clinic in the field of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery located in Alabang, Muntinlupa.
Visitor arrivals in major destinations in the Philippines rose 5.37 percent year-on-year to 3.65 million in the first five months of 2010, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT), citing data from regional offices and local tourism offices.
Japan’s leading carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) had its inaugural flight from Narita to Manila on 27th February 2011. Among its passengers were senior officials of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA).
International visitor arrivals in the Philippines rose 12 percent year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2011, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). Data show that arrivals during the 10-month period reached 3.186 million, up from 2.846 million arrivals recorded a year ago. The month of July produced the biggest arrivals with 360,784 while the month of February posted the highest growth at 18.52 percent.
Real estate developer Century Properties Group Inc. has partnered with Forbes Media, the US publisher of Forbes Magazine, to build the first Forbes-branded office building in Makati City. The office building, called Forbes Media Tower, will