There's been an increase in tourist arrivals here in Davao City according to the Department of Tourism's regional director Sonia Garcia who said that there's been 49,057 foreign visitors as of November 2007.
Most of those visitors are from East Asia having the most number of 22,396 and the ones from Japan having the most numbers, followed by Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Travellers from North America (US of A and Canada) followed suit with a total number of 9,923 visitors.
From ASEAN totaled 3,001 from (in order of the most visitors) Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei.
Our visitors from Europe was about 2,383 and once again in order of the most visitors from countries in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Spain and Holland.
From Oceania would be 1,950, Australia and New Zealand.
Around 134 visitors from Middle East and and 8,621 others who weren't specified.
The Balikbayans numbered about 7,154 and there were a total of domestic travels that comprises of 530,538 and if you add the total of foreign travellers it would be 586, 749.
According to Garcia there was about 10.80 % of increase in our tourism industry.
original source : Philippine Information Agency