Average daily expenditure of foreign tourists in the Philippines 2009-2018

The Philippines is a trending holiday destination, especially among international travelers. The diverse scenic beauty and historically significant sites it has to offer have helped spur the growth of the tourism industry to a great extent. In 2017, the average daily expenditure by foreign tourists was almost 110 U.S. dollars in the Philippines.

Foreign tourists

In terms of incoming international visitors, the Philippines received nearly 1.8 million South Korean tourists and 1.6 million Chinese tourists in 2019. The average daily spending foreigners traveling to the Philippines doubled over the past decade. However, as of 2018, the country’s own international tourism receipts were minimal in comparison to other Asia-Pacific countries and amounted to only 7.46 billion U.S. dollars.

Contribution of tourism to the economy

As a measure of the industry's contribution to the Philippine economy, the export value of travel services was approximately 354 billion Philippine pesos in 2017. The gross valued added generated from transportation services, one of the leading expenditures in tourism, amounted to 627.5 billion Philippine pesos in 2018. Moreover, inbound and domestic tourism expenditures together were valued at 3.6 trillion Philippine pesos.

Average daily expenditure of foreign tourists in the Philippines from 2009 to 2018

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

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