Fire drives tourists from California park

AP 07/18/2018

MARIPOSA, California — Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their…

Provincial Tourism Office to regulate entry of tourists in Osmeña Peak

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/15/2018

The Cebu Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) head Joselito Costas plans to limit the carrying capacity of Osmeña Peak. The limitation is intended to address the soil erosion in the eco-tourism site. The tourism office also plans to…

Gov’t to limit Boracay tourists, infra — DILG

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

THE government is planning to limit the number of tourists and infrastructure in Boracay to cope with the environmental needs of the island, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing lll said on Friday.…

Search resumes for 23 missing tourists in Thai boat tragedy

AP 07/07/2018

Phuket, Thailand — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heart-breaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of…

LOOK: Scenes during the arrival of passengers at MCIA Terminal 2

Marc Cosep 07/01/2018

A festive mood filled the arrival area of the newly-opened Mactan Cebu Internation Airport as tourists arrived from Shanghai, China around 4 a.m. on July 1. More than a 100 passengers were greeted with Sinulog Dancers clad…

2.6M foreign tourists from Jan. to April – DOT

Inquirer.net 06/26/2018

AT LEAST 2.6 million foreign tourists have visited the Philippines over the first four months of 2018 – 12.35 percent higher than the number recorded in the same period last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) disclosed…

Samboan gears up for influx of tourists

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/18/2018

Road upgrades undertaken, trained guides registered, homestay option explored Capitalizing on the influx of tourists in Cebu, the southern town of Samboan is working on upgrading their road networks and training personnel to keep up with international…

Samboan to upgrade roads, homestay options for tourists

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 06/17/2018

Capitalizing on the influx of tourists in Cebu, the southern town of Samboan is working on upgrading their road networks and training personnel to keep up with international standards. Vice Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr. said they hope…

Tourists from Europe wary of visiting Philippines

Inquirer.net 05/20/2018

EUROPEAN tourists are worried that other tourist destinations in the country might suffer the same fate as Boracay, which not only had authorities cancel prebooked trips but also refuse to refund the payments. The European Chamber of…

Lapu officials seek to expand homestay for tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 04/28/2018

Lapu-Lapu City officials is seeking to expand a homestay program in the mainland to accommodate the influx of tourists that were expected to arrive in the city after the closure of Boracay Island. Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Officer…

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