• Tourist arrivals in Cagayan Valley up 625%


    The Department of Tourism office in Tuguegarao City said foreign tourists arrivals in Cagayan Valley increased by 625 percent year-on-year in 2013, with Chinese topping the list of visitors. Blessida Diwa, DOT director for Region 2, said 91,974 recorded foreign tourists visited the region’s tourism destinations or an increase of 625 percent from 12,694 in 2012. Based on records, Chinese arrivals remained the biggest with 78,386 followed by Americans with 20,514. Travellers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, India and Germany also flocked to the fine beaches in Santa Ana town and the Callao Caves in Peñablanca town, both located in Cagayan province.
    Leander C. Domingo


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