One of the best ways to travel in the Philippines is by visiting relatives in their provinces!

Three out of five Filipinos 15 years old and over travelled within the country, according to the results of the 2016 Household Survey on Domestic Visitors (HSDV). The preliminary results of the HSDV 2016, jointly conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT), showed that 59 percent of Filipinos 15 years old and over travelled within the country from April 1 to September 30, 2016. About 99 percent of them arranged their trips independently, and less than one percent availed at least one domestic package tour. Each domestic traveller made two trips, on average, during the reference period. Female domestic travellers were higher than males, with a sex ratio of 93:100. Median age of domestic travellers was 34 years old with about 52 percent in the group of 15 to 34 years. In select cities in the National Capital Region (NCR), including the City of Manila, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Caloocan City and Parañaque City, an estimated 3.4 million individuals travelled during the same period.

Main purpose of visit: About two-fifths of the domestic visitors intended to go for pleasure or vacation, while three in ten were visiting friends or relatives, and 6 percent went on religion or pilgrimage trip.

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