Koreans remain top Boracay foreign visitors

By Jun Ariolo N. Aguirre

BORACAY Island, Aklan, July 16 (PNA)– South Koreans tourists still dominate the top ten foreign tourist arrivals in this resort island in the first half of 2014.

Niven Maquirang, Caticlan Jetty Port administrator, said that around 845, 299 foreign and local tourists visited Boracay for the first half of the year. Boracay has already registered more than half of the tourism target which is 1.5 million tourists this year.

The same figure is also higher compared to that of the first half of 2013 where Boracay registered 729, 781 tourists.

It was gathered that although Chinese tourists ranked first during the first quarter, Korean tourists dominated the second quarter of the year.

Maquirang said Wednesday that the top ten foreign tourism arrivals include Koreans, Chinese, Taiwanese,United States of America, Russia, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, United Kingdom and Germany.

Currently, the Department of Tourism continues its aggressive campaign especially for China and Singapore countries.

Last week, a chartered flight of Cebu Pacific coming from Guangzhou, China arrived at the Kalibo International Airport. All of the Chinese passengers were bound for this resort island.

Based on the month of June statistics showed around 21, 146 South Korean tourists arrived; followed by Chinese which has 9, 812; Taiwan 4,296; Singapore 2,151; Malaysia, 2,147; USA 1, 786; Australia, 972; Russia 617 and United Kingdom 586.(PNA)