International tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 7.4% to 5.9 million visitors for the period January-October 2018 compared to its level in the same period last year.

South Korea remained the country's top tourism market with 22.0% share to the total PH tourist arrivals from January to October 2018, with 1,295,862 visitors. China was second with 1,059,788 visitors in the country, followed by the US with 850,735, Japan with 530,228 and Australia with 220,367.

The highest number of tourist arrivals in 2017 was recorded in January at 631,639 visitors, while the lowest was in June at 474,854 visitors.

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