It is an opportune time for The Hotel Show to be brought to Manila this year as the country maintains its economic momentum. The Philippine economy grew by 6.8pc in 2016 while the hotel construction boom in the Philippines continues with 50 upcoming hotels translating to 13,334 hotel rooms as of August 2016, according to figures provided by data and analytics specialist STR Global. Moreover, the continuous growth of tourism arrivals has helped propel the projected growth of Metro Manila hotels in the next three years. The Department of Tourism records a total of 5,390,367 visitors from January to November 2016, surpassing the year-end arrivals in 2015 of 5,360,682. This volume is 12.12% higher than the accumulated arrivals for the same period last year.
Baby de Luna Landan, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Tourism Promotions Board