A year of resilience for region’s tourism

DESPITE security threats, Central Visayas continued to grow as one of tourism’s bright spots in the Philippines this year.

The industry stayed resilient despite some events, such as the confirmed arrival of Abu Sayyaf terrorists in Bohol last summer, said the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) 7.

Foreign arrivals rose by 10.21 percent to 1,274,894 persons, according to the partial report released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 for the first half of 2017.

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