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Baguio City remains a prime tourist destination area in North Luzon because of its cool climate, fresh, green and peaceful environment unlike other tourist destinations in the Philippines. This makes it a favorite destination especially for those who would like to relax and stay away from the excessive heat of the lowlands and also a favorite venue of seminars and conferences.
Baguio is the midway to the wonders of Northern Luzon. The calm beaches of La Union; the fabled Hundred Islands of Pangasinan; the ancient churches, Spanish influenced houses, historical and cultural relics of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte and is also the gateway to the Cordilleras where you could find the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao; the Kabayan mummy caves of Benguet; and the distinct culture and colorful traditions of the tribes of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao and Abra.
Tourist arrivals in 2005 was 637,298. This figure reflects a 1.30 percent decrease on the figure posted in 2004. Tourist receipts had a total of Php 3,983,112,500. There are 109 hotels, inns and lodging houses operating in the City with 4,687 rentable rooms. Prices ranges from Php 500.00 to as high as 4,000.00 +. Aside from this, another 477,831,250.00 Tourist Receipts was recorded from real estate lessors and boarding house operators serving as tourist accommodation facilities that cater to local and foreign tourist. There are also 1,117 restaurants and cafes to serve their dining needs.
The city's natural ambiance remains an integral and indispensable pull factor for local and foreign visitors. Statistics reveal that domestic tourists still outnumber foreigners and balikbayans coming up to Baguio.