In 2017, the tourism industries contributed
- Inbound tourism expenditure, which refers to the expenditure of non-resident visitors (foreign visitors and Filipinos permanently residing abroad) within the Philippines, grew by
43.9 percentin 2017, amounting to PhP 448.6 billionfrom PhP 311.7 billionin 2016. Compared to the country’s total exports, the share of inbound tourism expenditure was 9.2 percent. Inbound tourism ranked third among the biggest export items in 2017, after semiconductors at 21.9 percentand miscellaneous services at 15.7 percent.
- Domestic tourism expenditure, which includes expenditure of resident visitors within the country either as domestic trip or part of an international trip, grew by
25.5 percent, from PhP 2,108.2 billionin 2016 to PhP 2,644.8billion in 2017. Domestic tourism expenditure represents 22.8 percentof the household final consumption expenditure (HFCE) in 2017.
- Employment in tourism characteristic industries was estimated at
5.3 millionin 2017, higher by 0.9 percentcompared to 5.2 millionin the previous year. Share of employment in tourism industries to total employment in the country was recorded at 13.1 percentin 2017.
The PTSA is compiled by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) based on the international recommendations for tourism statistics and tourism satellite accounts of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The PTSA tables are available at https://psa.gov.ph/tourism-satellite-accounts-press-releases