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Tourism Administration: Chinese Tourists in the Philippines are Returning Home

On May 13, 2012, China’s National Tourism Administration announced that, after the government released a travel safety advisory, Chinese tourist groups in the Philippines have been speeding up the process of returning home. According to the records of the Tourism Administration, there were 682 tourists in the Philippines on May 13, 2012, and there will be 211 people on May 14 and 15. Most of the Chinese travel agencies have stopped sending travel groups (to the Philippines) or have even stopped accepting applications. Tourist flights from major cities like Beijing and Shanghai to Boracay, Philippines have all been cancelled. Based on statistics, China is one of the Philippines major sources of tourism. It has more than 1 million Chinese visitors every year.

Source: Official Site of Chinese Central Government, May 13, 2012