In 2019, the contribution of Tourism Direct Gross Value Added (TDGVA) to the Philippine economy as measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated at
The TDGVA amounted to
Among the forms of tourism, inbound tourism expenditure posted the highest growth in 2019 at
In 2019, the main contributors to domestic tourism expenditure growth are Accommodation Services for Visitors, Miscellaneous, and Country-specific Tourism Characteristic Services with
Both inbound and domestic tourism expenditure grew in 2019
Inbound tourism expenditure, which refers to the expenditure of non-resident visitors (foreign visitors and Filipinos permanently residing abroad) within the Philippines, increased by
Similarly, domestic tourism expenditure, which covers expenditures of resident visitors within the country either as domestic trip or part of an international trip, grew by
Annual growth in employment in tourism characteristic industries increases further in 2019
Employment in tourism characteristic industries was estimated at
The PTSA is compiled annually by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General