Travel and Tourism

'Eats More Fun': DOT, Jollibee partner for food tourism promotion

'Eats More Fun': DOT, Jollibee partner for food tourism promotion

September 1, 2019, 12:52 pm

MANILA -- Giving a twist to the country's tourism slogan, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and popular food brand Jollibee have partnered to promote the unique Filipino cuisines and flavors under the new "Eats More Fun in the Philippines" campaign. In an interview, Tourism Secretary Bernadette… Read More

Bangsamoro: A basin of undiscovered destinations

Bangsamoro: A basin of undiscovered destinations

August 30, 2019, 9:30 pm

MANILA -- The newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), composed of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, and Basilan, is not only a melting pot of diverse cultures but also a basin of unspoiled destinations the people have yet to discover. At the 30th… Read More

AirAsia offers exclusive seat sale for PH Travel Mart attendees

AirAsia offers exclusive seat sale for PH Travel Mart attendees

August 30, 2019, 7:38 pm

MANILA -- From August 30 to September 1, AirAsia Philippines will be offering a seat sale exclusive for the attendees of the Philippine Travel Mart at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Visitors can score base fares as low as PHP790 for domestic routes, and as low as PHP1,690 for… Read More

Mactan airport issues new policy on int’l terminal fee

Mactan airport issues new policy on int’l terminal fee

August 29, 2019, 3:45 pm

CEBU CITY -- The management of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Thursday announced that terminal fee for international passengers will be included in the airline tickets for international flights sold outside the airport. Avigael Ratcliffe, corporate communications junior manager of… Read More

GrabPH scooter rentals to start rolling in Intramuros

GrabPH scooter rentals to start rolling in Intramuros

August 28, 2019, 9:04 pm

MANILA-- Tourists who want to experience a more personal yet convenient trip within Intramuros are in for a treat with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Grab Philippines eyeing the September 2019 launch date for the GrabWheels-- a scooter hailing service with the pilot area inside the famous… Read More

Samar’s Lulugayan Falls reopens doors to tourists

Samar’s Lulugayan Falls reopens doors to tourists

August 28, 2019, 5:12 pm

CALBIGA, Samar -- Residents living near Lulugayan Falls in this town are confident that the improvements done on their tourism asset will unlock economic opportunities in their community. On Tuesday, Lulugayan Falls was reopened to visitors with basic facilities meant for the convenience of… Read More

Tourism office tells visitors to postpone travel to Ilocos Norte

Tourism office tells visitors to postpone travel to Ilocos Norte

August 28, 2019, 2:46 pm

LAOAG CITY -- The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office has advised all tourists to avoid traveling to the province’s major tourism destinations due to the inclement weather whipped up by Tropical Depression Jenny. “For the public’s safety, tourist spots like Kapurpurawan, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse,… Read More

‘Suman’ big winner anew in Quezon’s 'Niyogyugan' Festival

‘Suman’ big winner anew in Quezon’s 'Niyogyugan' Festival

August 27, 2019, 6:59 pm

MANILA -- The municipality of Infanta emerged as the top seller in the agri-booth trade exhibit held as part of the just-concluded “Niyogyugan Festival” in the province of Quezon. Crisjohn Paul Paran, agricultural technologist in the province, said in an interview on Tuesday, that out of the… Read More

Tawi-Tawi tours go on sale at PH travel mart

Tawi-Tawi tours go on sale at PH travel mart

August 27, 2019, 5:37 pm

MANILA -- Curated tour packages around the Philippines, including to the tropical southernmost islands of Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao, will be put on sale at the 2019 Philippine Travel, which will open on Friday. In a press launch on Tuesday, Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) President… Read More

Niyogyugan: Getting the best of Quezon in a day

Niyogyugan: Getting the best of Quezon in a day

August 26, 2019, 8:59 am

MANILA -- Quezon is one of the best places to visit every August, when basking on the beach is often a no-go activity due to monsoon rains, and the province steadies the spotlight on food tourism and its top product -- the coconut. At the Niyogyugan Festival, the province's 39 municipalities and… Read More

PH kept 'high profile' in world tourism radar: DOT

PH kept 'high profile' in world tourism radar: DOT

August 24, 2019, 9:21 am

MANILA -- The Philippines has kept a "high profile" in the world tourism radar, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday. "Tourism is at its most exciting times. The Philippines has kept a high profile in the world tourism radar," Romulo-Puyat said during her keynote address at the… Read More

Big things in tourism up for small town in Southern Leyte

Big things in tourism up for small town in Southern Leyte

August 21, 2019, 6:05 pm

ANAHAWAN, Southern Leyte -- People in this small town are thrilled by big things lined up in their local tourism industry. Development plans have been laid down for four tourism sites in this sleepy coastal town, endowed with eco-tourism "gems" unfamiliar to tourists and even among Southern Leyte… Read More

PH inbound tourism generates P245-B in 1H 2019

PH inbound tourism generates P245-B in 1H 2019

August 16, 2019, 3:41 pm

MANILA -- The country's tourism industry has generated some PHP245 billion in receipts from international visitors during the first six months of the year 2019, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday. The corresponding total receipts from the six-month arrivals increased by 17.57 percent… Read More

4.1-M int’l tourist arrivals in PH recorded in 1H 2019

4.1-M int’l tourist arrivals in PH recorded in 1H 2019

August 12, 2019, 8:44 am

MANILA — For the first half of 2019, a total of 4,133,050 international tourists visited the Philippines, marking an 11.43 percent increase from last year’s figures, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). “We have already breached the 4 million mark within the first 6 months of the… Read More

DOT welcomes lifting of US public notice at NAIA

DOT welcomes lifting of US public notice at NAIA

August 9, 2019, 1:32 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday welcomed Washington's rescission of notice regarding the security conditions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), saying this sits well with the government's bid to attract more tourists to the country. “We, at DOT, are very elated… Read More

 PH rallies support for UNWTO hosting bid

PH rallies support for UNWTO hosting bid

August 8, 2019, 1:12 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), rallied support from the members of the diplomatic corps in Manila on the country's bid to host the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in the Philippines. The call for support was made by… Read More

Tourists to enjoy Manila Bay beach walk soon

Tourists to enjoy Manila Bay beach walk soon

August 7, 2019, 7:51 am

MANILA -- Tourists in the metropolis may soon indulge in a walk by the beach once the famous Manila Bay is officially opened to the public. "The national government will build a 50-meter beach and water treatment facilities wherein the water coming from the inland will be cleaned once it lands to… Read More

DOT all-out support for Manila tourism development

DOT all-out support for Manila tourism development

August 6, 2019, 9:20 pm

MANILA-- Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the national government stands ready to assist the City of Manila in improving its tourism industry as she lauds the initiatives of Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso in cleaning the capital. "For us, in any way that we can help the mayor, we… Read More

Creative hub for artists soon to rise in Intramuros

Creative hub for artists soon to rise in Intramuros

August 6, 2019, 8:17 pm

MANILA-- Filipinos who are in the creative industry will soon have their own hub inside the walled city of Intramuros as the Philippine government moves to establish the country's first "creative economy hub." "The creative economy hub, we will start it this year so as to further attract the youth… Read More

No drop seen on Chinese tourist arrivals: DOT chief

No drop seen on Chinese tourist arrivals: DOT chief

August 6, 2019, 7:40 pm

MANILA-- No significant drop in the arrivals of Chinese tourists is seen as the Philippine government moves to augment the visa policy for China, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Tuesday. The remarks came after Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed… Read More