The country’s tourism line that “It’s more fun in the Philippines” is boosted by new data from the World Tourism Organization. The data show international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5 percent or 467 million tourists this year with the Asia-Pacific region posting the strongest gains.

The gains are affirmed by a study conducted by global travel market research company PhoCusWright which states that Apac is set to gain US$357 billion in travel and tourism in 2013. The optimism in the Asian travel and tourism industry was shared by industry leaders and movers during the annual TravelRave 2012 held in Singapore recently.