While the target for 2012 for Boracay was 1Million tourist arrivals, this was exceeded.
Records showed that 1,206, 052 tourists were registered until December 31 this year, while in the previous year there were 908, 874 tourist arrivals.
The figures showed that there was about 33 percent increase of tourist arrivals in the resort island in 2012 compared to the previous year.
It was learned from Malay Municipal Tourism Chief Operation Officer, Felix Delos Santos that Koreans topped the list of arrivals at 156, 445. This was followed by Taiwanese at 92, 009, and Chinese at 82, 358.
The 4th in the number of tourist arrivals were Americans at 18, 283, followed by Russians, Australians, British, the People of Hongkong, Germans and Japanese and other nationalities.