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Malacañang hails PH’s improved ranking in global tourism index

Malacañang hails PH’s improved ranking in global tourism index
By Azer Parrocha
MANILA -- Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed a report which placed the Philippines in the 13th and 15th place on the Travel and Tourism Countries Power ranking, and Travel and Tourism Countries Performance ranking, respectively.

In the report, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said Philippines ranked 13th with an overall score of 19.75 in the Travel and Tourism Countries Power ranking, which is based on absolute growth.

The Philippines also ranked 15th with an overall score of 30.0 in the WTTC’s Travel and Tourism Performance ranking, which is based on compound annual growth.

Citing the report, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said both ranking include four main Travel and Tourism indicators namely: Travel and Tourism total gross domestic product, foreign visitor spending (visitor exports), domestic spending and Travel and Tourism capital investment.

Meanwhile, the Philippines ranked eighth among states that have seen the largest growth in travel and tourism's contribution to GDP from 2011 to 2017, with USD66.3 billion share in 2017 alone.

It also placed seventh among states where travel and tourism contribution to GDP grew fastest, growing at an annual rate of 14.2 percent.

WTTC is a global body that works to raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world's largest industries.

The report involves assessing 185 states based on its travel and tourism sector's performance from the period of 2011 to 2017 after the financial crisis ended.

It also highlights the scale of growth of a country's travel and tourism in four key areas: contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), international visitor spend, domestic spend, and capital investment. (PNA)

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