Tourism in the province keeps on growing, according to Cristine Mansinares, Provincial Supervising Tourism Operations officer. She said that tourist arrivals have increased by two percent in 2018.
Last year, 1,756,026 domestic and foreign tourists arrived in the province from January to December. This marks a 31,893 increase compared to the previous year. The agency logged tourists from Korea, Japan, Russia, Australia, China, Canada, Germany, the UK, and India. Tourists from the United States are the most plentiful with a total of 16,362 visitors.
Ms. Mansinares also stated that through this tourism boom, the province now has 293 accommodation establishments which offer a total of 5,853 rooms. She added that these establishments have provided 3,694 direct jobs to the community.
Contributing cities in the growth of Negros Occidental’s tourism are Escalante City, Cadiz City, Silay City, Bacolod City, Talisay City, San Carlos City, Murcia, Bago City, Kabankalan City, and Sipalay City .
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