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ILOILO GUNS FOR ‘CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY’ TAG

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is supporting the bid of the Iloilo City government to be designated Creative City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network 2021.  The Creative City tag will be part of the campaign to boost tourism, create environments that foster innovation, and creativity […]

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DOT BOOSTS LOCAL TOURISM WITH DIGITAL INNOVATIONS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that it has funded the digital transformation projects of several local government units (LGUs) through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines as part of its efforts to push for smart tourism in the country. “Digital innovations are playing a crucial role in the recovery of the tourism industry,” Tourism […]

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DOT, VIBER PARTNER TO PROMOTE ‘KAIN NA!’ FOOD FEST

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with one of the country’s widely-used mobile platforms, Viber, to promote the KAIN NA! Food and Trade Festival of the department. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her joy over the development, citing the huge benefit to be gained from the partnership. “We at the DOT are very happy […]

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3K BORACAY TOURISM WORKERS TO GET COVID VAX JABS

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat and National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) Deputy Chief Implementer and testing czar Vince Dizon led the ceremonial vaccination of tourism workers in Boracay Island recently. Romulo-Puyat said that the inoculation program targets an initial 3,000 tourism workers.  Of this number, 2,178 are employed in accommodation establishments, 308 in restaurants, and […]

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SCARLET BELO, DOT PUSH SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY TRIPS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Warner Media’s Cartoon Network continue their partnership to encourage everyone to start travelling safely around the country as travel restrictions are eased. The S.A.F.E.T.R.I.P. campaign video features Scarlet Snow Belo asking the help of the Powerpuff Girls to find a safe way to explore the Philippines now that leisure […]

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DOT TO TOURISTS: BE RESPONSIBLE WITH WILDLIFE

In celebration of World Environment Month this June, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterated the need for tourists to educate themselves on sustainable interaction with marine wildlife.   “Observing marine wildlife in its natural habitat is incredibly fulfilling and quite an experience you cannot forget,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. “Irresponsible interaction with marine wildlife […]

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DOT LAUNCHES REGION 1 TOURISM RECOVERY PLAN

Bicycle tours, motorbiking and other outdoor activities are part of the recovery plan that the Department of Tourism (DOT) shall execute to spur local tourism in the Ilocos Region, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced during a technical inspection of tourism sites in Pangasinan.  During her three-day visit to Pangasinan, Romulo-Puyat explained that with the shift in local […]

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DOT EYES REBOUND OF LOCAL TOURISM AMID PANDEMIC

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said her department is focusing on domestic tourism over international tourism amid the ongoing pandemic.  Romulo-Puyat said the DOT registered more domestic tourists with 110 million in the past year as compared to the international tourists with just 8.2 million.  Romulo-Puyat said they are also encouraging island destinations […]

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DISPLACED NCR TOURISM WORKERS GET CASH AID – DOT

Displaced tourism workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) received a total of P8.6 million in financial assistance under the government’s pandemic recovery program in a ceremonial awarding led by Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. A total of 1,726 beneficiaries each received a cash aid of P5,000 from the joint financial assistance program of the Department […]

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MUSEUMS IN NCR PLUS TO REOPEN – ROMULO-PUYAT

Historical sites and museums in NCR Plus will soon reopen their doors to visitors in a limited capacity, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said. The reopening, approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), limits these tourism sites to 20 percent venue capacity and is subject to health and safety […]