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DOT Revives “Bring Home a Friend” Program – TEO

  The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced 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, and carry the momentum into the coming year,” said […]

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Record-Breaking Year for the Country’s Tourism Industry – TEO

  Unabated increase in international visitor arrivals bodes a record-breaking year for the country‚Äôs tourism industry, hurdling mounting obstacles over the first-five month period. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo disclosed that foreign guest arrivals has totalled 2,882,737 as of the end of May, posting a double-digit increase of 14.43 percent from the same […]

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TV Shows in Japan Feature the Philippines – TEO

  Three TV shows about the Philippines, with media values estimated at Php 120 million, are expected to have reached four million Japanese viewers. Filmed at different dates this year, the companies decided to pursue production in spite of the travel advisories that were issued. Tabi Salada is a lifestyle and travel show under Asahi […]

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Philippine Cruise Tourism Gets Boost from Japan – TEO

  On the sidelines of the 2017 Philippine Business Mission (PBM) to Japan, the Philippines scored positive in engaging Japan Cruise Lines (JCL) to include the country as a regular port of call in 2018. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo first thanked JCL for bringing Pacific Venus to Puerto Princesa and Manila in […]

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Philippines to Host United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference – TEO

  The Philippines is all set to host top tourism officials from 156 countries for the 6th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) international conference on Tourism Statistics this month. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo said the gathering of tourism ministers, along with their respective entourage, will tackle sustainable tourism, defined by UNWTO […]