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…

PH named Asia’s leading beach destination in 2021 World Travel Awards

Zacarian Sarao 10/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was once again recognized as Asia’s leading beach and dive destination in the 2021 World Travel Awards. This is the fifth time that the Philippines has won recognition as Asia’s leading beach…

Cebu sees full tourism reopening in October

Dale Israel - Inquirer Visayas 09/27/2021

CEBU CITY—Tourism destinations in Cebu are expected to be fully reopened by the end of October this year as the government targets to inoculate 99 percent of the island’s tourism workers. According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez…

DOT pushes to open staycations, lifting of age restrictions for travelers

John Eric Mendoza 09/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, said she is pushing for the reopening of staycation establishments, as well as the lifting of age restrictions for travelers. “That’s the…

DOT bows to Duterte OK of casino operation in Boracay

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will “follow” the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the operation of a casino in Boracay, Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told lawmakers. During Friday’s committee deliberations on the DOT’s…

Six PH hotels receive 2021 Traveler’s Choice Award

John Eric Mendoza 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A number of hotels in the country were given a prestigious 2021 Traveler’s Choice Award by a top travel website, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Monday. The Manor at Camp John Hay in…

Over 465K displaced tourism workers to get P5K one-time assistance

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Some 465,530 displaced tourism workers have been approved to receive a one-time financial assistance worth P5,000, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Saturday. In a statement, DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said the aid…

DOT eyes more ‘bubbles’ to boost domestic tourism

Nestor Burgos Jr. 04/24/2021

The setting up of more tourism “bubbles” is being considered as among the key strategies to revive the country’s tourism industry amid the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Benito Bengzon Jr., undersecretary of the Department of…

Cebu hotels, resorts to launch month-long sale to boost domestic tourism

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to boost domestic tourism, hotel and resort owners in Cebu will be launching a month-long virtual sale to entice future visitors. Alfred Reyes, president of the Hotel Resort and Restaurant…

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