DOT fires ad firm over ‘Love the Philippines’ stock footage scandal

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 07/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday announced that it had terminated its contract with DDB Philippines, the department’s partner advertising firm that used stock footage from other countries in a tourism promotional video…

Ad agency apologizes to DOT; admits using stock footage in ‘Love the Philippines’ video 

Faith Argosino 07/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  DDB Philippines, the agency that prepared and published the “Love the Philippines” tourism promotion video, apologized on Sunday to the Department of Tourism (DOT) for including stock footage clips of other countries in its…

Gordon backs new DOT slogan; wants more tourism infrastructures

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Senator Richard Gordon has expressed his support to the new slogan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) as this speaks of love for the country and the appreciation of its natural beauty. “It…

Lapu-Lapu City to ask DOT’s help in constructing own museum

Futch Anthony Inso 04/28/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will ask the help of Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Maria Christina Frasco in realizing its dream of constructing a museum dedicated to the first Filipino hero, Datu Lapulapu.…

DOT secretary: 1.7M int’l arrivals sign of recovering tourism industry

Futch Anthony Inso 04/27/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The tourism industry is expected to recover this year after the Department of Tourism (DOT) recorded 1.7 million international arrivals in the country from January to April this year. This was revealed by…

DOT meets with German stakeholders, execs to further boost tourism

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 03/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — To increase tourist visitors from the heart of Europe, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco met with stakeholders in Germany to discuss marketing and connectivity. According to Frasco, they met with some 20…

Project to help visitors to easily navigate Badian tourist spots launched

CDN Digital 01/21/2023

CONSOLACION, Cebu — It would soon be easier for tourists to visit and navigate destinations in southern Cebu, particularly in Badian town, as the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and…

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…

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