Tourism arrivals in the Philippines increased by 7.6 percent during the first semester.
On the other hand, Macau’s visitor arrivals from southeast Asia alone have leaped 68.92 percent.
Visitors in the Philippines reached 1.5 million during the first six months.
Macau, which has less tourist attractions than the Philippines, has more than 12 million!
That’s more than 2 million a month!
Key reason – more flights to the Chinese enclave.
Here, government would rather protect local air carriers than open the skies for more foreign airlines. Thus, the marked difference in our tourist traffic. Our whole year’s goal of 3 million tourists can be achieved by Macau in less than two months.