The Philippine Embassy in Beijing reported that the Philippines was hoping to double the number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines from three million to six million by 2016. It’s expected that China, as a close neighbor of the Philippines with the largest number of outbound tourists in the region, will be a key source of these arrivals.

Although in 2010, more than 200,000 Chinese travelers visited the country and with an annual growth of 18 percent China is one of the fastest-growing markets for Philippine tourism, last years hostage drama and the bad conditions of NAIA 1 airport will make achieving the high task more difficult.

Further articles from the Global Nation Inquirer and the Asian Journal.