Australians currently represent 250,000 tourist arrivals in the Philippines, which is the fifth largest source market. Philippine Tourism Attaché Norjamin Delos Reyes’ aim is to ramp those numbers up to half a million within three years.

Reyes told Travel Weekly that there will inevitably be a plateau in travel to Bali and the Philippines will seek to fill that market gap.

Appetite for the Philippines was attributed to adventurous Australians and three bilateral air agreements.

ASEAN Open Skies A Reality

ASEAN reached another significant milestone in its on-going ASEAN Community building process, with the realisation of open skies for the ASEAN market through the full ratification of the ASEAN open skies agreements.

Australia Announces Grant To Women-Led MSMES

In commemoration of the International Women's Day last March, the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely announced further grants to women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).


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