Tourism and Creative Industries

The tourism industry of Ilocos Norte has multiplied over the past decade, receiving an increasing number of tourist arrivals every year.

Tourism Assets


Total Rooms for Tourist as of 2019

155.37 KM

Coastline in 9 Coastal Towns


2019 College graduates specialized in Tourism and Hospitality Management


2020 Technical Vocational graduates specialized in the Tourism Sector


Total Rooms for Tourist as of 2019

155.37 KM

Coastline in 9 Coastal Towns


College Graduates specialized in Tourism and Hospitality as of 2019 graduates


Technical Vocational Graduates are under the Tourism Sector as of 2020 graduates

2018 Best Tourism-Oriented Province in the Philippines

2019 - 2nd Runner Up

2017 - 1st Runner Up

by ATOP Pearl Awards

Organized Industry Association


Potential for Investment in:

Development of Gateways

The Laoag International Airport is the Northern Gateway of the Philippines and is the only International Airport north of Clark and Manila. The Currimao International Seaport is the principal port of entry of both foreign and domestic trade. major cargo handled are fertilizer, feldspar, petroleum products, cement, heavy equipment, construction materials, and trans-shipment cargo.


Hotels, Resort, Bed and Breakfasts, Hostels, Green Hotels, Thematic Accomodation

Eco-Adventure Leisure and Recreation

Cable Parks or Treetop Adventures, Camping, Glamping, Diving and other Adventure Activities

Health and Wellness

Farm-to-table restaurants, Wellness Activities, Beauty and Spa

Social Entrepreneurship

Retail Shops and Supermarkets, Online Marketplaces, Sustainable Water, Micropower Generation and Innovative Power Generation


Heritage Arts and Crafts, Theater, Music, Film, Entertainment, Art

Tourist Arrival Statistics based on Accommodation Establishments
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 637,248 659,242 687,713 46,477 113,481
Day Visitor Arrival Statistics based on Attractions
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 2,243,269 3,003,963 3,387,764 307,547 759,435

Get in touch with us

Ilocos Norte Trade and Investment Promotions Center

Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol Rizal St., Laoag City, Philippines 2900

+63(77) 772-1212 loc 112

Invest Ilocos Norte