Southeast Asia has been one of the most famous destinations for many backpackers and holidaymakers coming from Europe or the Northern Americas. Among the more famous tourist routes include Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Tourists would usually go straight to Bangkok or fly to Singapore. Some would include Indonesia to visit Bali.
With tourist arrivals are high on these countries, the Philippines is still trailing behind. Well maybe, I guess, is due to the fact that the countries I’ve stated all border each other, except most of Indonesia. This makes backpacking easier as tourists can simply take a bus or take hours long of train rides to reach the neighboring country. This is compared to the Philippines wherein the main means to reach is by air travel.
With a more challenging means to reach the Philippines, many simply skip the country. Many probably do not know much about the Philippines except maybe that it’s a group of islands and maybe because of the thousands of shoes of Imelda Marcos, plus the other political problems we had in the past.
And so, what do tourists are probably missing as they skip the Philippines in their itineraries?