DOT to launch faith-based tourism campaign this year

Morexette B. Erram 01/11/2018

With nine days left before the Sinulog Festival this year, the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) announced its plan to roll out a faith-based tourism campaign in the region. Shalimar Tamano, the newly installed acting…

DOT 7 director resigns

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/03/2018

Just four months after he was appointed as tourism chief for Central Visayas, Joshua Judd Lanete II has resigned from his post citing health reasons. Lanete was appointed as the regional director of the Department of Tourism…

DOT: Fewer tourists in CV in 1st half of 2017

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/08/2017

Central Visayas saw fewer visiting tourists during the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, with the region still recovering from the aftermath of terrorist activities in Bohol earlier this year. According to…

DOT pushes bid to make PH the ‘freediving capital of Asia’

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/19/2017

A top tourism official called for sustained involvement from Cebu’s private sector in the government’s bid to make the Philippines “the freediving capital of Asia.” Benito “Bong” Bengzon, Department of Tourism (DOT) undersecretary for tourism development, said…

Binay wants DOT to penalize agencies producing ripped-off ads

Inquirer.net 06/14/2017

Sen. Nancy Binay wants the Department of Tourism (DOT) to penalize advertising and creative agencies producing “unoriginal works,” saying criticism of advertising only adds to the negative image of the country. Binay, who chairs the Senate Committee…

DOT focuses on Bohol to strengthen tourism

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/04/2017

Panglao Island, Bohol — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is setting its focus on Bohol after the recent encounter between government troops and terrorist group members, as well as advisories issued against traveling to the province last…

February’s tourist arrivals hit 4-year high, says DOT

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/26/2017

TOURIST arrivals in the country for the month of February hit a four-year high, according to data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT). In a statement, the DOT said a total of 579,178 visitors were recorded…

DOT: Security in place; CV tourists have no reason to fear

Benjie Talisic, Leo Udtohan, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/18/2017

  Amid several recent travel advisories warning tourists of the dangers in traveling to Central Visayas, the Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed confidence that the region’s security situation was in good hands. In a statement, the DOT…

Are you the next Open Road Hero?

Apple Ta-as 04/03/2017

MOST adventures are immortalized in photographs—they tell you the story over and over again. They remind you, among other things, of that first peak you conquered, or the rough sails you survived going to a rather unexplored…

‘WE ARE READY’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/29/2017

Banking on Cebu’s experience in hosting big international events in the past, organizers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings to be held in Cebu and Bohol next month are confident the two provinces…

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