Nearly 16,500 tourists visited the world-renowned island of Boracay in February, the highest number of visitors since it gradually reopened in June 2020.
Boracay recorded 16,487 visitors, an 84-percent decline from the almost 104,000 visitors in the same period last year, according to a data released by the Malay Municipal Tourism Office.
Tourist arrival data also showed that 10,446 of the February 2021 visitors were from the National Capital Region.
A total of 14,620 traveled by air while 1,767 and 23 traveled by land and sea, respectively.
The February 2021 arrivals are the highest since the island welcomed back tourists, followed by the December 2020 tourist arrival of 15,307.
Philippine Travel Agencies Association Michelle Taylan also said the volume of tourists may not be the same as before but at least people are now considering visiting Boracay. Pre-pandemic, the island was among the biggest drivers of tourists in the country.