DOT sees 2.4 million overseas visitors by year-end

John Eric Mendoza 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is seeing 2.4 million overseas visitors arrivals by the end of the year, its chief Christina Frasco said on Thursday, November 17, 2022. “Per the projections of the DOT, we’re…

Philippine Tourism Awards is back

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines – One of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the tourism industry will be making a comeback. The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that they will be relaunching the Philippine Tourism Awards.  Tourism Secretary Christina…

Siargao Island identified as priority for tourism development — DOT

Zacarian Sarao 10/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has identified Siargao as one of its prioritized places for tourism development after it was ravaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021. This was stated by…

Sec. Frasco leads groundbreaking of ‘Tourist Rest Areas’ in northern Cebu

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two Tourist Rest Areas (TRAs) will be established in northern Cebu soon to improve the overall experience of both the local and foreign travellers. On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco…

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…

Lambug residents ask Gwen to stop construction of illegal structures

Futch Anthony Inso 09/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Lambug, Badian town, have signed a petition urging Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to demolish the beach houses that were illegally constructed in their coastal area. Barangay Lambug is famous for…

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 eyes creation of Tourist Assistance Call Center for local, foreign guests

Doris C. Bongcac 09/03/2022

MANDUE CITY, Cebu – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to operate a Tourist Assistance Call Center in order to make the visit of both the local and foreign tourists to the different destinations in the…

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…

Virgin Island vendors taught how to better serve tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 08/21/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Vendors at Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol were taught how to better serve their costumers following the mess on overpriced food that were allegedly sold to local tourists. A total of 35 food…

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…

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