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FRASCO HAILS FIRST-EVER NORTH LUZON TRAVEL FAIR

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco expressed confidence on domestic tourism as key to the country’s economic resurgence, hailing the maiden edition of the North Luzon Travel Fair held recently at SMX Convention Center in Clark, as critical to the revitalization of tourism.   “That is why all of our Regional Directors from the entire country […]

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PH BAGS WORLD’S LEADING DIVE DESTINATION AWARD

The Philippines has been hailed the World’s Leading Dive Destination and the World’s Leading Beach Destination for 2022, besting all other countries at the 29th World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in Muscat, Oman. “These global victories for the Philippines evince the unparalleled beauty of our country and the distinct warmth of the […]

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UK TRAVEL MAG: PALAWAN IS ‘MOST DESIRABLE ISLAND’

There is no stopping the Philippines from bagging accolades as an in-demand travel destination as the country’s top tourist destination Palawan was hailed as one the Most Desirable Island among the world’s best in the 21st Wanderlust Travel Awards. The country’s Tourism Board, through the Philippine Department of Tourism-Central Visayas Office also placed 6th among […]

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DOT TO LAUNCH 1ST NORTH LUZON TRAVEL FAIR – FRASCO

In a bid to boost tourism recovery and cultural diversity, the Department of Tourism (DOT), through its regional offices in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon, in partnership with Alliance of Travel and Tour Agencies of Pampanga (ATTAP), is set to stage the first-ever North Luzon Travel Fair from November […]

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PHITEX 2022 YIELDS RECORD-BREAKING P173M SALES

The Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2022 tallied a record-breaking P172,602,851 business sales leads in just two days, according to data from the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism. The said amount is based on the initial submission of negotiated sales of Philippine sellers physically present at the event recently surpassing […]

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DOT LAUNCHES TOURIST REST AREAS IN MINDANAO

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco led the groundbreaking ceremony and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing of the first of a series of Tourist Rest Areas (TRA) nationwide in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and Samal Island in Davao del Norte recently. “The tourist rest area was conceptualized in fulfillment of one of our objectives […]

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P3.5-B DOT BUDGET GETS HOUSE OK – FRASCO

After swift proceedings lasting less than two hours, the Department of Tourism (DOT) gets the nod of the lower chamber for its proposed budget for the fiscal year 2023. “On behalf of the Department of Tourism, I express my profound gratitude to the esteemed members of the House of Representatives for their invaluable support as […]

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DOT ATTRACTS FOREIGN INVESTORS IN NEW YORK

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco laid down the holistic and comprehensive plan, objectives, as well as strategies of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to revitalize the tourism sector that has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) in New York, United States of America, Frasco joined the economic team of President Ferdinand […]

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BINAY TO DOT: MAKE PH FIBA 2023 HOSTING SUCCESSFUL

“All hands on deck.” Senator Nancy Binay wants the tourism department to work closely with the private sector to ensure there will be no hitches to the country’s co-hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup next year. Binay said that the Department of Tourism should take advantage of the massive opportunity that the FIBA event […]

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DOT TO ACTIVATE HOTLINE FOR TOURISTS – FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to put up a tourism hotline that both local and foreign travelers can use when traveling around the Philippines. During the launch of the Travel Tour Expo 2023, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco disclosed that the “tourist assistance call center” could be launched by the end of the year. […]