HRRAC optimistic of tourism bounce back by Q1 of 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc.(HRRAC) is optimistic that the tourism sector can bounce back to its pre-pandemic state by the first quarter of 2023. HRRAC Vice President Carlos Suarez…

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:…

Frasco says ‘heavy investment’ in tourism infrastructure will spur economy

Daniza Fernandez 06/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Incoming Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said on Tuesday that “heavy investment” in infrastructure, especially to prop up tourism sites will buoy the country’s economy which was harshly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on…

DOT launches ‘Keep the Fun Going’ sustainable tourism campaign with gamified challenges

06/03/2022

The Department of Tourism (DOT) launches the second phase of the Save Our Spots (SOS) campaign titled, “Keep the Fun Going”, to encourage tourists to practice eco-friendly travels. The campaign builds on the gains of the SOS…

Mayor Chan upbeat on Mayor Frasco’s appointment as DOT chief

Futch Anthony Inso 06/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomed the appointment of Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco as the incoming secretary for the Department of Tourism (DOT). “Dako na natong garbo ug dungog nga ang napili nga…

Gwen on Frasco’s new role in govt: I’m tremendously proud as mother, guv

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The future of tourism in Cebu, and the entire Philippines for that matter, is bright. This was how Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia described what’s in store for one of the country’s key economic…

Christina Frasco named as new Tourism Secretary

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday, May 30 has unveiled more members of its Cabinet, including reelectionist Liloan Mayor Ma. Christina Frasco. In a press conference held in…

DOT promotes Mindanao as key tourist destination with colorful new brand

05/26/2022

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday (May 2) launched the Colors of Mindanao campaign as it positions the Philippines’ second largest group of islands that is home to a great many and diverse cultures, landscapes, and…

DOT launches digital travel magazine ‘7641’

05/19/2022

In a bid to further promote the various destinations in the country and fast track tourism recovery, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches “7641 Islands of the Philippines”, a digital magazine that will provide readers travel inspiration…

DOT: Central Visayas tourism back on track

Doris C. Bongcac 02/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The recently concluded International Travel Festival (ITF) 2022 signaled the resurgence of tourism nationwide, with fresh travel destinations, exciting new activities and renewed emphasis on health and safety protocols. In a statement, Director…

Filipino Martial Arts is ITF 2022 opening feature

PR 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Central Visayas- based Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) group performs live at the opening of the International Travel Festival (ITF) 2022 at the Ayala Center Cebu on Friday, February 18, 2022. FMA7, a…

Over 7,000 tourist arrivals since Feb. 10 reopening – DOT

Christia Marie Ramos 02/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Since the Philippines reopened up its borders to international tourism, over 7,000 foreign guests have arrived in the country, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who said she was surprised by the number of…

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