The Philippines welcomed 2,204,564 foreign visitors in the first three months of 2019, reflecting a 7.59 percent rise from last year’s 2,049,094 over the same period. The Indian arrivals in the country were 36,275, registering a growth of 9.93%. For March numbers alone, the DOT reports a visitor arrival of 714,309 or an 11.13 percent growth versus the same month last year. Indian arrivals in The Philippines were 10,086, up with a 1.52 percent increase vis-a-vis 9,935 of last year. “Record-high international tourist arrivals posted in the first quarter of the year present an encouraging sign that tourism in the Philippines is on the right track,” states the Department of Tourism (DOT).