马尼拉 - 根据代表私营旅游业的全球机构的一项研究，旅游业是2018年菲律宾最大的部门，占全国国内生产总值的24.7％。
"Travel & Tourism’s contribution to employment during 2018 was 26.4 percent, ahead of both Retail and Construction, at 20.4 percent and 15.7 percent respectively, and only just behind Agriculture (31.1 percent)," the World 旅行 & Tourism Council (WTTC) said in a report dated September 5 and released on Saturday, citing its own "benchmark" research.
"该 report, sponsored by American Express, reveals that in the Philippines, of the sectors studied, 旅行 & Tourism is the largest sector in terms of GDP contribution, making up almost a quarter of country’s total GDP, ahead of Financial services (15.4 percent), Agriculture (14.8 percent) and Retail (14.8 percent)," it added.
"该 industry has experienced incredible growth over the last nine years and WTTC commends the Philippines government for recognizing the importance of 旅行 & Tourism as a driver of economic growth and for their strategy in spreading the benefits of the industry across the country,” said Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC.
“As we know and is now reaffirmed by this Benchmarking Research, the 旅行 & Tourism sector is key for the country’s economy, underpinning much of spending and supporting millions of jobs," Guevara said. （PNA）