DOT, TPB make virtual travel to top Philippine destinations possible

By Rosette Adel – February 12, 2022 – 8:33 PM Philippine virtual tours. (Screenshot from Tourism Promotions Board) The Department of Tourism and its attached agency, Tourism Promotions Board, on Wednesday launched virtual destination videos and 360° VR experiential tours that would make virtual travel to the Philippines more fun. These new offerings that seek […]

DOT says PH ready to welcome fully vaxxed foreign tourists

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora February 2, 2022, 3:42 pm MANILA – The country’s tourism industry is ready to welcome fully vaccinated international travelers on February 10, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Wednesday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the sector had been preparing for this development ever since the borders were closed in 2020. […]

Baguio, Ilagan hailed as 2022 Asean Clean Tourist Cities

MANILA – The cities of Baguio and Ilagan in the provinces of Benguet and Isabela are among this year’s Asean Clean Tourist Cities awardees, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Thursday. Nine other Philippine hotels also bagged various Asean Tourism Awards, reflecting the tourism sector’s commitment to ensuring a high standard of tourism despite the […]

DOT reiterates call for safe travel amid stricter quarantine measure

– Saturday, July 24, 2021 The Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterated its call for safe personal travels as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) placed Metro Manila and other areas under a stricter quarantine measure to prevent local transmission of the Delta Variant of COVID-19. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat […]

DOT reminds hotels, resorts that room sharing for quarantined families is allowed

– Thursday, July 22, 2021 The Department of Tourism (DOT) on 21 July (Wednesday) reminded accredited Accommodation Establishments operating as Quarantine Hotels to allow room sharing for certain individuals belonging in the same household traveling together, especially families with minors. “We have received reports that some DOT-Accredited Accommodation Establishments operating as Quarantine Hotels have been […]

Tourism to take a hit over coronavirus, but Salceda sees growth of POGO

he country may expect a reduction of 0.1 to 0.4 percent “from baseline” of its expected economic growth this year as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) threat experienced worldwide. Albay Rep. Joey Sarte-Salceda, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, said the overall impact of the 2019-nCoV concern will depend […]

PHL visitor arrivals reach 6.16 million, up 14.37% year-on-year

Manila, Philippines – the Philippine tourism industry remains in a sweet spot as the country’s inbound visitor count continues to see an upward trend, surpassing the six million mark at the end of September 2019. According to the latest data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in its monthly report, the Philippines received a […]