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DISPLAY THE PH FLAG PROPERLY – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) issued an advisory reminding accommodation establishments (AEs) to practice and observe proper procedures in displaying the Philippine flag within their premises. “Displaying our country’s flag is a sign of pride and patriotism as it reflects our loyalty and commitment to the Philippines,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stressed. “It should be […]

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ROMULO-PUYAT TO DOH: MAKE RT-PCR TESTS AFFORDABLE

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious […]

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75% OF TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that 75.39% or 236,714 of the total active tourism workers in the country are now vaccinated against COVID-19. “We will not stop until we achieve 100% vaccination for all our active tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest vaccine numbers as she […]

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DOT URGES HOLLYWOOD TO SHOOT MORE MOVIES IN PH

The Philippines can offer more filming locations for more Hollywood big hits. This is after the best-selling author, writer, and executive producer of “Crazy Rich Asians” Kevin Kwan shared that he wants to make his next movie in the country. Kwan made the statement at the recent 21st World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit […]

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WTTC LAUDS PH HOSTING OF INT’L TRAVEL SUMMIT

Leaders of the global tourism industry praised the Philippines’ successful hosting of the 21st Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as it closed with high hopes for an industry battered by two years of the pandemic. “I’m not often stumped for words, but I am now. Wow! What an amazing summit. We […]

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PH TOURISM SHOWS ASTONISHING RECOVERY – WTTC

World tourism executives and scores of delegates from across the global travel and tourism sector gather in iconic Manila for the 3-day 21st World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit under the theme, “Rediscovering Travel”. In the opening ceremony at the Manila Marriot Hotel, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat welcomed the WTTC delegates attending in […]

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WTTC CONFIDENT IN PH TOURISM RECOVERY — DOT

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has expressed confidence in the country’s tourism industry recovery as it projects a rosy outlook in terms of economic growth and employment generation over the next 10 years.  In the opening press conference of the 21st WTTC Global Summit held at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, WTTC President, […]

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FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS BREACH 200,000 MARK – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) hailed the recent increase in the latest number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country, reaching 202,700. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest figures, noting such to be a welcome development following the sustained reopening of our borders and loosening of travel restrictions. “Our high vaccination […]

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DOT CELEBRATES FILIPINO FOOD MONTH – ROMULO-PUYAT

In an effort to ramp up culinary tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT), together with its partner agencies Department of Agriculture (DA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) signified its support of the Filipino Food Month or Buwan ng Kalutong Filipino. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat emphasized […]

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DOT TAPS KOREAN MARKET TO BOOST TOURIST ARRIVALS

The Philippines is seeking the support of Korean tourism players in its effort to ramp up the promotion of the country as a safe and fun destination in the new normal. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat led the Department of Tourism (DOT) delegation to Korea recently, and met with Korean tour operators like Kyowon KRT, Modu […]