- Inbound tourism expenditure, which refers to the expenditure of non-resident visitors (foreign visitors and Filipinos permanently residing abroad) within the Philippines, grew by
2.3 percentin 2016, amounting to PhP 313.6 billionfrom PhP 306.6 billionin 2015. Compared to the country’s total exports, the share of inbound tourism expenditure was 7.7 percent. Inbound tourism ranked third among the biggest export items in 2016, after miscellaneous services at 34.1 percentand semiconductors at 20.9 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
19.1 percent, from PhP 1,770.7 billionin 2015 to PhP 2,108.2 billionin 2016. Domestic tourism expenditure represents 19.8 percentof the household final consumption expenditure (HFCE) in 2016.
- Employment in tourism characteristic industries was estimated at
5.2 millionin 2016, higher by 5.1 percentcompared to 5.0 millionin the previous year. Share of employment in tourism industries to total employment in the country was recorded at 12.8 percentin 2016.