Cebu nominated as ‘Most Desirable Region’ in UK travel magazine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The island province of Cebu landed on an international travel magazines once again. Cebu was nominated as the Most Desirable Region in the world for the 21st annual Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, the…

DOT to break ground for 10 tourist service areas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As part of their promise to improve the overall tourism experience in the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to break ground for tourist service areas. Tourism Sec. Christina Frasco revealed…

DOT: Thailand to offer job opportunities for Filipino tourism workers

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 08/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of jobs in the hospitality industry, particularly in the accommodation sector, in Thailand may soon be offered to Filipino tourism workers, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday. The job openings were among…

Cordova: 63 pump boat operators get 10-day special permits

Futch Anthony Inso 08/21/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 62 bangka/pump boat operators in the town of Cordova have availed of special permits in a one-stop shop on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Cordova Covered Court. This was confirmed by…

DOT trains Virgin Island vendors after overpricing mess

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Following the reported overpricing issue in the tourist area, the Department of Tourism Office in Central Visayas has conducted training for food vendors and service providers in Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol, to foster…

Chan to Oponganons: Report establishments selling overpriced goods, food to tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 08/04/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is appealing to Oponganons to report establishments that take advantage of local and foreign tourists by selling overpriced food or items. Chan made this statement after the…

DOT takes action on ‘overpricing’ of seafood in Virgin Island, Bohol

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is coordinating with the Province of Bohol and the Municipality of Panglao to provide guidance on the standards for the provision of goods and services to tourists. This…

Zamboanguita, Dauin to host 2022 Dive7 Festival

Doris C. Bongcac 07/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – International and local scuba divers and enthusiasts are expected to convene in the municipalities of Zamboanguita and Dauin in Negros Oriental for another big dive scheduled from July 28 to 31, 2022. And…

DOT chief: Success of tourism industry rests in success of regions

Inquirer.net 07/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The success or failure of the tourism industry rests on the success or failure of the regions, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco has said. Frasco made the remark as she encouraged Thursday regional offices of…

Frasco: Effective LGU planning, shared governance key to long-term tourism success

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The incoming chief of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and incumbent Liloan town Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco said focus on effective local government planning and implementation, and shared tourism governance by the public and…

Beyond the Chocolate Hills: A farm-to-table, heritage culinary adventure of Bohol

PR 06/16/2022

Follow the food trail that goes beyond the beaches and the flora and fauna of Bohol – a fun-filled tour for the taste buds featuring heirloom recipes and organic ingredients, locally grown and handmade with love by…

DOT spotlights PWDs and women in tourism with new ‘It’s More Fun for All’ campaign

06/10/2022

The advocacy programs of the Department of Tourism (DOT) take center stage in “It’s More Fun for All” — a new campaign that promotes inclusiveness and accessibility in the tourism sector. The campaign highlights DOT programs namely:…

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