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Tourism created 300,000 new jobs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 March 2007

1 February 2007 – In 2006, the tourism industry generated 300,000 new jobs, raising the total number of workers employed by the industry to 3.7 million from 3.4 million in 2005, said the Department of Tourism. Employment opportunities came mostly from hotel chains and restaurants.

With the increased tourist influx to the Philippines, the number of new accommodation facilities has increased, while existing hotels are venturing into expansion, rehabilitation, and refurbishment. Since 2004, de luxe hotels have been enjoying occupancy rates of at least 70%, especially hotels in Metro Manila, Palawan, Cebu, Boracay, Bohol, and Davao.

Tourism directly benefited hotels, travel operators, and the tour-guiding business. Other industries that benefited from the tourism industry’s strong performance include the airline, transportation, and retail industries.

Source: PhilippineBusiness.com.ph Published by Makati Business Club

 
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