International tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 16.1% to 1.4 million visitors for the period January-February 2018 compared to its level in the same period last year.

South Korea remained the country's top tourism market with 25.2% share to the total PH tourist arrivals from January to February 2018, with 354,700 visitors. China was second with 256,880 visitors in the country, followed by US with 193,985, Japan with 117,300 and Australia with 50,404.

The highest number of tourist arrivals in 2017 was recorded in January at 631,639 visitors, while the lowest was in June at 474,854 visitors.

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