• TOURISM POTENTIALS BARELY SCRATCHED

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    ILOILO CITY: The tourism industry of the city and province of Iloilo is barely scratched and there remains a wide room for improvement, according to DOT Reg. Dir. Helen Catalbas. Western Visayas posted 3,0099,018 total arrivals of domestic and foreign visitors and overseas Filipinos in 2012 The city of Iloilo posted a total of 526,965 while the province posted 80,184 while Bacolod City posted 449,455 and Negros Occidental posted 564,167 arrivals. Catalbas said the Philippines registered 4.3 million tourist arrivals while Western Visayas has three million actual arrivals as compared to 2.7-million target in 2012. By 2016, the DOT projection will reach 4.8 million tourist arrivals in the region.
    Lydia C. Pendon

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