PH ranks high in World Travel, Tourism report

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Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed the latest report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) that placed the Philippines in the 13th and 15th spots on the Travel and Tourism Countries Power Ranking and Travel and Tourism Countries Performance Ranking, respectively.

“According to the report, we got an overall score of 19.75 on power ranking, which is based on absolute growth, while an overall 30.0 for performance ranking, which is based on compound annual growth,” Roque said.

“Both ranking include four main Travel and Tourism indicators: Travel and Tourism total GDP [gross domestic product], foreign visitor spending, domestic spending, and Travel and Tourism capital investment,” he added.

WTTC is a global body that works to raise awareness of Travel and Tourism as one of the world’s largest industries.

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