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BORACAY OCT. 1 OPENING TO JUMPSTART PH TOURISM

The reopening of Boracay to more tourists and visitors on October 1 will jumpstart the country’s domestic tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) stressed. “The reopening of Boracay to new market sources signals a gathering momentum for domestic tourism all over the country. We are pleased that the BIATF (Boracay Interagency Task Force) and the local […]

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HEALTH, SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE AS TOURIST DESTINATIONS SLOWLY REOPEN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pulling out all the stops to ensure that health and safety measures are in place in the country’s tourist destinations and to reassure all stakeholders of government support as the industry prepares to slowly reopen.Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat gave this assurance at the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) […]

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DOMESTIC TRAVEL TO LEAD TOURISM INDUSTRY RECOVERY – ROMULO-PUYAT

Domestic travel will lead the country’s tourism industry to recovery in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as local tourists are expected to go to domestic destinations. This is the gist of the results of the recent survey conducted on the pandemic’s effects on domestic and international tourism and on Filipinos’ travel behavior […]

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DOT PREPARES FOR DOMESTIC TOURISM REOPENING IN MGCQ AREAS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is preparing for the revival and reopening of tourism in the country once areas are classified under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). During the hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole on the Impact of COVID-19, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat presented a situation on the country’s tourism industry […]

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DOMESTIC TOURISM TO BE A MAJOR REVENUE GENERATOR IN ‘NEW NORMAL’ – ARAGONES

The House Committee on Tourism chaired by Rep. Sol Aragones (3rd District, Laguna) convened in a special meeting recently to discuss the role of tourism in the proposed economic stimulus package being prepared by the House Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) Economic Stimulus Response Cluster. Aragones noted that the House Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) Economic Stimulus […]

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DUTERTE TO VISIT BORACAY ON MARCH 12 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte is visiting Boracay on March 12 to join efforts in boosting the public’s mood to travel around the Philippines. Aside from promotions, the Chief Executive will also inspect what has been done on the island since it was rehabilitated. “It’s his way of promoting domestic […]

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IMPLEMENT HOLIDAY ECONOMICS TO BOOST DOMESTIC TOURISM – GORDON

With the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak now affecting  the global tourism industry, Senator Dick Gordon stressed the need to implement the Holiday Economics Law to boost domestic tourism. Gordon pointed out that with the warning from tourism experts that the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on tourism now being felt across Asia, will linger past […]

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FILIPINOS SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL TOURISM AMID THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS THREAT – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on Filipinos to help support the country’s local tourism industry as he expects the temporary travel ban on mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau amid the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)threat to hurt the tourism sector. Gatchalian said avoiding trips abroad can also help contain the spread of the virus which experts […]