Clark tourism performs well amid pandemic

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – Locators belonging to the tourism and hospitality industry of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) managed to maintain outstanding performance in the year 2020 despite being one of the sectors worst hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Based on the CDC’s annual report 2020, released on Tuesday, the state-firm managed facilities and advertising spaces registered a total of P6,746,062 revenues. 

Aside from revenues, CDC’s Tourism Promotions Division (TPD) also recorded a total of 1,247,862 visitor arrivals last year. 

CDC figures show it obtained an overall total of 79,755 visitor points from January to December 2020, exceeding its 75,000 target set by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG). 

The figures were derived from CDC-initiated and assisted projects, including events held at the Clark Museum as well as various open spaces here. Special events were also conducted here, bringing in a total of 70,056 visitors who attended 97 events in Clark. 

The achievements have given CDC stronger confidence in its vision to establish Clark as a prime MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and tourism destination in the Asia-Pacific region.