Aurora scores 992K tourist arrivals in 10 months

BALER, Aurora – Tourist arrivals in this province have hit  992,112 in the first 10 months — from January to October — of 2022. The number is expected to further soar up during the holiday season.

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Aurora Provincial tourism officer Ana Riza S. Mendoza said Dipaculao town had the most number of overnight and same-day travelers with a total of 385,913, most of whom headed to the popular Dinadiawan Beach.

Baler, Aurora’s capital town followed with a total of 151,097 visitors. The town’s top destinations include the Dicasalarin Cove, Ditumabo Mother Falls, Sabang Beach, and Diguisit Rock Formations.

Dingalan, which is known for its many caves, had a total of 13,983 overnight and same-day tourist arrivals. Maria Aurora town had 77,105 visitors. Its main attraction is Balete Park, home to the country’s Millennium Tree, a centuries-old balete tree that is said to be the biggest in Asia.

The other high-visitor scoring towns are San Luis with 58,654; Casiguran, 54,745; Dinalungan, 52,890; and Dilasag, 48,428 tourist arrivals.

Mendoza said the figures are based on the data supplied by the province’s municipal tourism offices. To further boost the local tourism industry, she said they tapped 12 local vloggers for the promotion of the existing and newly discovered tourist sites and attractions in Aurora province.

“We tapped our local vloggers in the multi-media exposure project of the Provincial Tourism Office under the provincial government of Aurora. Last year, we covered the northern Aurora towns of Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag. And this year, the focus has been in the central Aurora towns in Baler, San Luis and Maria Aurora.”

 Mendoza thanked their local vloggers and content creators for helping them in promoting the province’s tourism industry. “We will continue this kind of project for marketing and promotional events, and we will continue our partnership,” she assured.

She identified and thanked their local content creators including Maria Cabel, Maria Cristina Celeteria, Samuel Gocheco, Guillermo Macatiag, Nino Maranding, Christopher Lucas, Julius Tugay, Oscar Bombarda, Jonathan Querijero, Wilfred Reynon and Vincent Gonzales.