Clark Investments, attractions continue to grow

THE number of investment businesses and attractions in Clark Freeport continues to increase, making it the leading investment and tourism destination in the Philippines today.

In a briefing with Qatar-based media, Clark Development Corporation’s vice president of business development Eva Tejada said the number of investors and locators had increased, given Clark’s advantage.

“Clark is not just a free port. It has an international airport that serves as a positive factor. It caters to both businessmen and tourists,” Tejada said.

She said there are now 1,123 foreign and local businesses that have located their businesses and Clark.

Locators include industry leaders such as Texas Instruments, Samsung, Posco E&C, Mercedes Benz, SM Prime Holdings, and Yokohama Tires, among others.

These companies employ a total of 135,114 workers, while their real investments amount to 4.85 billion US dollars.

Clark International Airport (CRK) has also increased its number of domestic, regional and international flights. There are now 246 international flights per week to 12 destinations while domestic flights total 488 flights to 28 destinations.

CRK will also have a new passenger terminal next year that can accommodate 8 million passengers per year. This year, the number of passengers using CRK is expected to reach 4.5 million.

On the tourism side, Clark has also attracted big names in the hotel industry like Marriott and Hilton. The opening of more attractions like the Aqua Planet, a 10 hectare water theme park with 38 slides and attractions and other recreation sites have supported tourist arrivals.

Clark is also considered a Mice destination (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) with its growing number of hotel rooms, conference venues and exhibition centers.

While Clark was conferred as the Sports Tourism Laureate, he received a big boost with the construction of a 20,000-seat world-class athletics stadium and aquatic center in New Clark City.

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