DOT applauds Philippines’ three Travel + Leisure citation

  MEDIA RELEASE 15 July 2018   MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the ranking of the country’s three premiere tourist destinations at the Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards.   Palawan ranked sixth among the 15 World's Best Island with Cebu...

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DOT eyes new markets for PHL dive destinations

  MEDIA RELEASE 16 July 2018 MANILA –The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) looks to tap new markets for the country’s thriving dive tourism as it opens business opportunities for stakeholders attending the Dive Resort Travel (DRT) Show Philippines this...

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10% hike in foreign arrivals despite Boracay shutdown

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA-- Despite the closure of Boracay Island in April, the January to May 2018 international tourist arrivals still posted a 10.24 percent increase compared to last year's, the Department of Tourism (DOT) bared on Thursday. The first five...

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Shopping is more fun in the PHL, say tourists

In Photo: Shops at the Uptown Mall in Taguig’s Bonifacio Global City are seen in this file photo. According to the Department of Tourism’s Visitor Sample Survey, shopping—whether in sleek malls like Uptown or more low-end flea markets—topped the list of preferred...

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PAL to service new San Vicente airport soon

Aerial shot of the San Vicente Airport runway. (Photo by Celeste Anna R. Formoso) PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The branch manager of the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) local office here said the recently opened airport in San Vicente town, southern Palawan, will be...

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DOT promotes agritourism at the 8th Philippine Harvest

Already on its 8th edition, the Philippine Harvest at Central Square has once again celebrated and promoted the richness of Philippine agriculture, now, as a platform to boost farm tourism around the archipelago. Dubbed “Philippine Harvest: Celebration of Philippine...

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JANUARY TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH

The Philippines’ tourism industry is off to a promising year, as monthly visitor arrivals hit all-time high of 732,506 in January, based on the latest data disclosed by the Department of Tourism (DOT). DOT officials credited the impressive figure, indicating a 15.97...

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‘Bring home a friend’ for the holidays – Teo

The Department of Tourism (DOT) today said the launching of the new “Bring Home A Friend” (BHAF) program is timed with the onset of the traditionally long Christmas season. “We would like to close the year strongly for the tourism industry in terms of visitor arrivals...

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