DOT wants more tourists to discover Mindanao

Bobby E. Lagsa 04/29/2024

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is doing everything it can to attract tourists, both from within the country and abroad, to visit Mindanao. The peace and security situation in the region…

DOT: 1 in every 4 foreign travelers in PH are South Koreans

Dona Pazzibungan 04/26/2024

South Korean tourists remain the Philippines’ most common visitors, accounting for one out of every four foreign travelers between January and March this year. The Department of Tourism (DOT) reports that 27 percent, or 546,726 out of…

DOT advises public to ‘travel wisely’ this Holy Week

Adrian Parungao 03/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is advising the public to “travel wisely” to ensure safety during the Holy Week celebrations. “Travelers needing accommodation, tours, transportation, and other tourism-related services are strongly advised to patronize…

DOT seeks inclusion in protected areas board amid Chocolate Hills issue

Jane Baustista 03/23/2024

Department of Tourism Sec. Christina Frasco —INQUIRER.net file photo / Ryan Leagogo After the recent controversy surrounding a resort development near Chocolate Hills in Sagbayan town, Bohol, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced plans to advocate for…

Michelle Dee gitudlo sa DOT isip bag-o nga tourism ambassador

Bandera 12/03/2023

Malipayon kaayo ang Miss Universe Philippines 2023 na si Michelle Dee human gitudlo siya nga pinakabag-o nga tourism ambassador sa nasud. Karon lang Biyernes, Disyembre 1, gihatag sa Kapuso actress-beauty queen sa Department of Toursim ang iyang…

DoT implements programs for Lapu-Lapu tourism

Futch Anthony Inso 11/10/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Tourism (DOT) has implemented key programs that will benefit the tourism industry of Lapu-Lapu City. This was revealed by DOT Undersecretary Ferdinand Jumapao during the City’s Tourism Night held at Hoops Dome…

Lapu-Lapu City unveils virtual map

Futch Anthony Inso 11/10/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government launched on Thursday, November 9, 2023, a virtual map of the city during the Tourism Night in Hoops Dome, Barangay Gun-ob. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan led the launching, together with Congresswoman…

‘Winter Escapade 2024’ tour package invites Canadians to visit the PH

Kristel Sambile 10/22/2023

The Philippine Foreign Service Posts in Canada, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, have announced the launch of the highly anticipated Winter Escapade 2024 tour package in an exciting endeavor to boost tourism and foster cultural connections.…

PH wins first ‘Asia’s Best Cruise Destination’ award

Luisa Cabato 10/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines bagged its first-ever “Asia’s Best Cruise Destination” award from the prestigious World Cruise Awards, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced on Monday. DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco thanked the award-giving body, noting…

Boracay expenditures from 2018 hound ex-DOT chief Teo, 4 others

Dempsey Reyes 09/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — For exceeding the daily budget limit for hotel accommodations, former officials of the Department of Tourism (DOT) — including then-Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo — are now being asked to pay more than P456,000 for…

Tourism chief Christina Garcia-Frasco still has Marcos’ trust despite ‘Love Philippines’ video mess

Jean Mangaluz 07/07/2023

  MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco still has the trust of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. despite the “Love Philippines” video mess. Speaking to the media at Fort Bonifacio on Friday, Marcos said that there…

Erik Matti slams ‘lazy news gathering’ on DOT’s ‘Love The Philippines’ ad campaign fiasco

Dale Calanog 07/05/2023

Veteran filmmaker Erik Matti slammed what he termed as “lazy news gathering” on the part of journalists seeking to uncover the “real story” behind the “Love The Philippines” campaign video of the Department of Tourism (DOT). On Monday,…

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