Travel and Tourism

PRRD's Japan trip brought more tourists to PH

PRRD's Japan trip brought more tourists to PH

October 15, 2019, 6:55 pm

MANILA-- The latest surge in Japanese tourists to the Philippines can be attributed to the Department of Tourism's (DOT) successful promotion, as well as the recent trip of President Rodrigo Duterte to Japan, a DOT official said. The latest data from the DOT revealed a surprising growth in the… Read More

Top dive spot title puts PH as marine biodiversity hub

Top dive spot title puts PH as marine biodiversity hub

October 15, 2019, 6:27 pm

MANILA-- The recent dive spot title bagged by the Philippines is seen to boost efforts to promote the country as a center of marine biodiversity, a Department of Tourism (DOT) official said as she hailed Manila's recent win at the 2019 World Travel Awards. "It's a really welcome award that we… Read More

DOT unveils PH travel pods in SM malls

DOT unveils PH travel pods in SM malls

October 15, 2019, 5:14 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday unveiled six immersive photo pod installations of Philippine destinations at the SM City San Lazaro, as part of its nationwide caravan for the "Malling is More Fun in the Philippines" campaign to encourage travel among shoppers. In her speech,… Read More

PH wins at 2019 World Travel Awards in Vietnam

PH wins at 2019 World Travel Awards in Vietnam

October 14, 2019, 2:42 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines has secured two major awards at the 2019 World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania held in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam on Saturday (October 12). The Department of Tourism (DOT) was hailed as Asia’s Leading Tourism Board, after a significant increase in the country’s… Read More

Metro Manila is more than a corporate jungle: DOT

Metro Manila is more than a corporate jungle: DOT

October 12, 2019, 1:37 pm

MANILA-- Trying to do away with the usual image of Metro Manila as a corporate jungle, the Department of Tourism (DOT) vowed to strengthen its efforts to promote the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), a wetland in the highly urbanized Parañaque City, as a prime… Read More

TIEZA assets opened to public-private partnership: DOT

TIEZA assets opened to public-private partnership: DOT

October 10, 2019, 5:44 pm

MANILA -- Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) assets have been opened to a public-private partnership as part of the government's bid to attract private investments and fast-track tourism growth in the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Thursday. The… Read More

PH's official travel booking system introduced

PH's official travel booking system introduced

October 9, 2019, 8:16 am

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday formally partnered with Guide to the Philippines, an e-commerce site, in launching its official travel booking system, featuring DOT-accredited tour operators and establishments. The booking site, which can be accessed at… Read More

PH unveils new 'fun, interactive' travel website

PH unveils new 'fun, interactive' travel website

October 8, 2019, 9:01 pm

MANILA-- The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), launched on Tuesday its newest tourism website featuring an interactive design that allows users to explore all Philippine tourist destinations with just a click. The website (https://philippines.travel), unveiled at the… Read More

Jolly Waves to host Miss Earth talent contest in Calapan

Jolly Waves to host Miss Earth talent contest in Calapan

October 6, 2019, 11:40 am

MANILA -- The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, city government of Calapan and Jolly Waves Waterpark & Resort will host the Miss Earth talent competition on October 10, 2019. Considered as the biggest event in Calapan this year, about 30 delegates from Miss Earth's Fire Group will be… Read More

DOT, iAcademy to launch AR version of old Intramuros soon

DOT, iAcademy to launch AR version of old Intramuros soon

October 4, 2019, 8:25 pm

MANILA-- History junkies can now visualize what Intramuros was back in the day with the upcoming launch of an augmented reality app that will allow users to indulge in a 3D experience of the old walled city. On Friday, the Department of Tourism and iAcademy, a school that specializes in computing,… Read More

San Miguel pushes for Boracay-Caticlan bridge

San Miguel pushes for Boracay-Caticlan bridge

October 4, 2019, 7:12 pm

MANILA-- San Miguel Corporation president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang continues to push for the construction of a bridge connecting Boracay to Caticlan on mainland Panay Island to reduce the thousands of stay-in workers residing in the island-resort. In an interview with reporters on… Read More

Petron commits 'clean, sustainable' toilets for tourists

Petron commits 'clean, sustainable' toilets for tourists

October 4, 2019, 6:03 pm

MANILA-- The Department of Tourism (DOT) secured on Friday Petron Corporation's commitment to providing sustainable and barrier-free restrooms in its stations near tourist destinations. Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Petron Corporation president Ramon Ang who were joined by Petron… Read More

5th Cavite Travel Fair opens to boost tourism

5th Cavite Travel Fair opens to boost tourism

October 4, 2019, 2:07 pm

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite -- The 5th Cavite Travel Fair formally opened on Thursday at Robinson's Place-General Trias activity center to promote primarily both the traditional and new tourism destinations and holiday escapades in the province. Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua led the travel opening… Read More

Local products top list of Duty Free Cebu’s bestsellers

Local products top list of Duty Free Cebu’s bestsellers

October 2, 2019, 4:52 pm

MANILA-- Duty Free Philippines (DFP), the country’s sole operator of the duty-and tax-free merchandising system, announced that Cebu province’s best local products topped in terms of sales at the DFP store inside Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). DFP chief operating officer Vicente… Read More

SBMA to foreclose Ocean Adventure Park

SBMA to foreclose Ocean Adventure Park

September 27, 2019, 8:52 pm

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE -- Subic’s popular theme park, Ocean Adventure, and its related facilities are set to be repossessed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) due to multiple contract violations and failure to fulfill development commitments. SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T.… Read More

Japan’s Amakusa City taps NegOcc as tourism partner

Japan’s Amakusa City taps NegOcc as tourism partner

September 27, 2019, 8:50 pm

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental – The Amakusa City in Japan is tapping Negros Occidental as its tourism partner in the Philippines. On Thursday, the Amakusa Tourism Promotion Team presented attractions to Negrense stakeholders in a meeting, which is part of the Tourism Business Exchange Program… Read More

Palawan among CNN's most beautiful islands list

Palawan among CNN's most beautiful islands list

September 26, 2019, 4:46 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), welcomed the continuous recognition of Palawan for its pristine beaches and clear water with CNN Travel recently citing the island's allure to foreigners. “Our rehabilitation efforts to preserve the beauty of Palawan… Read More

Duty Free, Alipay expand partnership

Duty Free, Alipay expand partnership

September 24, 2019, 2:08 pm

MANILA -- Duty Free Philippines (DFP) is expanding its partnership with Alipay, China's biggest mobile payment platform, by including benefits and rewards to its current online payment system. The move, which sought to attract the lucrative Chinese clientele, will feature up to 20% discount on… Read More

PH opens 1st int'l dive expo in Manila

PH opens 1st int'l dive expo in Manila

September 21, 2019, 10:42 am

MANILA -- The country's first international dive expo was launched Friday in a bid to further position the Philippines as a premier dive hub in Asia. The Philippine International Dive Expo (Phidex), hosted by the Department of Tourism (DOT), began at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City on Friday and… Read More

PH's Masungi Georeserve receives UNWTO recognition

PH's Masungi Georeserve receives UNWTO recognition

September 13, 2019, 11:05 am

MANILA -- The Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province has received an international recognition for its sustainable tourism practices at the annual World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Thursday. Masungi Georeserve was nominated last year as a global finalist for… Read More