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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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SIARGAO IS A TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PRIORITY – FRASCO

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco formally lauded the beginnings of the tourism recovery of Siargao Island during the opening ceremony of the 26th Siargao International Surfing Cup. “The resumption of this International Surfing Cup is not only a celebration of the fact that you have been able to put this up for […]

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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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FRASCO GETS CA NOD AS TOURISM SECRETARY

The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the ad interim appointment of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, following the endorsement made by the CA Committee on Tourism and Economic Development. “At this time when our country’s tourism is trying to get back up from the devastating effects of the pandemic, we need […]

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PH-THAILAND STRENGTHEN TOURISM TIES – FRASCO

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco met with her counterpart Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM) to strengthen bilateral tourism initiatives between the two countries. “We very much welcome the priority espoused by the Minister […]

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DOT SECRETARY FRASCO TO GO ON ‘LISTENING TOURS’

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco will conduct “listening tours” across the country as part of the Department’s strategy to better connect with stakeholders and employ a shared tourism governance approach toward tourism industry recovery. Frasco made the announcement during her first flag-raising ceremony as the new head of the department. “This week, I […]