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Base sa hotel rooms! Ilonggos expect 250K tourists for Dinagyang

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At least 250,000 local and foreign tourists are due to attend this year’s Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo from Jan. 25 to 27, the Department of Tourism Region 6 said.

DOT-6 regional director Helen Catalbas said the visitors are expected to party on the streets of Iloilo City during the highlights of the 51st edition of Dinagyang.

Catalbas said the figure is based on the expected number of tourists multiplied by the existing of hotel rooms in Iloilo City.

But Catalbas added they expect many tourists to stay in the houses of friends and relatives.

In all, Catalbas said the Dinagyang Festival will have a positive effect on the tourism of Iloilo and the rest of Western Visayas.