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DOT, ATOP PARTNER FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEV’T

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will be capacitating tourism officers nationwide under the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) with Sustainable Tourism Development Trainings designed and run by the Asian Institute of Management. This, as a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between DOT and ATOP recently at the DOT Central Office. DOT […]

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DOT ADDS 3RD STOP ON HOP-ON-HOP-OFF BUS ROUTE

The first-ever Philippines Hop-On-Hop-Off (HOHO) Bus Tours has a new itinerary in its route, as Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco formally unveiled the third and latest stop of the Philippines Hop-On-Hop-Off (HOHO), the Entertainment Hub. “As we launch the Hop-On-Hop-Off tours in the Pasay-Paranaque circuit, we will be reinforcing this area’s position […]

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BULACAN’S SINGKABAN IS DOT’S MOST OUTSTANDING FEST

Staying true to its title as the “Mother of All Fiestas in Bulacan”, Singkaban Festival 2023 won the Most Outstanding Festival (Province) award during the Tourism Recognition for Enterprises and Stakeholders (TRES) Awards by the Department of Tourism Region III that was held in Hilltop, Quest Plus Conference Center, Clark, Pampanga recently. The annual anticipated […]

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FRASCO LAUDS CONTRIBUTION OF CEBU TOUR GUIDES

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco hosted a special meet and greet with Cebu’s tour guides, acknowledging their significant contribution to the tourism industry’s success in the past year at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu recently. The event brought together 72 local tour guides, who serve as the frontliners of Cebu’s tourism […]

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DOT PUSHES FOR PH ONLINE GAMING TOURISM

Gamers and e-sports aficionados recently converged online and onsite at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum to witness one of the most accomplished teams in the MLBB e-sports, Ap Bren Esports emerged as the winner in the M5 World Championship, the biggest Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament ever held in the region. The 2023 Southeast Asia Games […]

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TOURIST REST AREA OPENS IN CARMEN, CEBU

The Department of Tourism (DOT) cited the newly inaugurated Tourist Rest Area in Carmen, Cebu as an “ideal” public-private partnership framework, noting that the collaboration among the DOT, the TIEZA – Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, the local government unit of Carmen, and the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is a first step toward […]

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BOHOL OPENS FIRST TOURIST REST AREA

The Provincial Government of Bohol underscored that the official turnover of the first completed Department of Tourism (DOT) Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in the province is a welcome development for the province as Bohol enters “a new and exciting chapter” post-pandemic. “Bohol’s tourism industry is now entering a new and exciting chapter. As we continue […]

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PH BREACHES 4.8M INT’L VISITOR ARRIVALS – FRASCO

The Philippines has breached its target of 4.8 million international visitor arrivals before yearend, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco announced. Frasco shared the good news during the DOT’s 1st Philippine Golf Tourism Summit held at Grand Hyatt Manila that gathered tourism and golf industry leaders and stakeholders to engage in convergence with […]

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RILLO TO DOT: USE ‘RIFLE MARKETING’ IN PH TOURISM

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo wants the Department of Tourism (DOT) to use the rifle, and not the shotgun, in advertising the Philippines as a preferred destination for foreign holidaymakers and a hub for international meetings, conventions, and exhibitions. “We would urge the DOT to consider shifting to rifle marketing – as opposed to shotgun […]

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PH RECORDS 4M FOREIGN VISITOR ARRIVALS – FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is optimistic about the Philippine tourism industry’s continuing resurgence post-pandemic, with visitor arrivals to the country breaching the four million mark.  This, as it recorded a total of 4,005,465 visitor arrivals to the country from January 1 to September 28, 2023.  Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco made the announcement as […]