A total of 2.6 million tourists arrived in the Philippines in 2022, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
This is due to the opening of borders to all international travelers in February, the DOT added, according to a report on GMA Integrated News' Unang Balita on Monday.
Some P173 billion tourism revenue was recorded in 2022, the department said.
The DOT said more than 628,000 arrivals are returning Filipinos.
The top arriving international tourists were from the US, South Korea, Australia, and United Kingdom.
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said the DOH is targeting to have 4.8 million international visitors this 2023. —KG, GMA Integrated News