Chinese Tourists Flock to Friendly Neighbor Philippines

The Chinese traveler is discovering the Philippines as relations warm under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called pivot to the mainland. The Chinese posted the fastest growth of 57.3 percent among the top five markets in May with 73,649 arrivals, according to tourism agency data. They’re going not just for the Southeast Asian nation’s famed white-sand beaches, but also for its casinos as an anti-corruption drive in Macau sends gamblers to Manila.

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