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DOT LAUNCHES ‘IT’S MORE FUN WITH YOU’ VIDEO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines unveiled recently a new video designed to welcome domestic tourists back to the country’s tourism destinations.  Titled “It’s More Fun with You” the video is part of the department’s domestic tourism campaign dubbed “Have A Safe Trip, Pinas”. It was launched through a hybrid […]

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22 ANILAO DIVERS PASS DOT DIVERS GUIDE TRAINING

To advance their careers in the dive industry, 22 freelance community guides from Mabini and Calatagan in Batangas recently completed the Anilao Dive Guide Training and Certification Program initiated by the Department of Tourism (DOT).   The four-day activity, held from September 28 to October 1, was spearheaded by the Office of Product and Market Development (OPMD) […]

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CAMIGUIN REOPENS TO VISITORS ON OCT. 25 – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT), along with the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, vaccinated its tourism workers to further boost recovery prospects of the industry in time for its reopening this coming October 25. This will also be the province’s first time opening to visitors since the pandemic started. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed […]

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DOT LAUNCHES 2ND TOURISM AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), concluded its 2nd Tourism & Technology Forum with 2,620 registered delegates for the 2-day event.  Discussions on “Digital Content Marketing: The Art of Story Telling” by TeamAsia’s Chief Storyteller Bea Lim, “5 Traveler Trends to Watch Out For” […]

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QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS SHORTENED – ROMULO-PUYAT

“The reduction of the mandatory quarantine period for inbound travelers is an encouraging development for the country’s tourism industry,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo- Puyat said. Romulo-Puyat made the pronouncement following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF-EID) to reduce the quarantine period for travelers from both green […]

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SIARGAO, PALAWAN, BORACAY WIN INT’L AWARDS – DOT

The inclusion of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) magazine is a testament to the hard work of the tourist industry “to strengthen our position as a top-of-mind destination” for international travelers.  The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this statement as three of […]

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SHORTEN QUARANTINE OF FULLY VAXXED TRAVELERS – DOT

“The Department of Tourism (DOT) stands squarely behind the call of President Duterte to shorten the quarantine period for fully vaccinated travelers. This is a crucial step towards the eventual resumption of international travel once our borders reopen, leading to the recovery of the pandemic-hit sector,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said.  Romulo-Puyat said that the […]

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DOT, TIKTOK LAUNCH #GANDAMOPINAS – ROMULO-PUYAT

With the easing of restrictions for leisure travel, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and video-making and sharing app TikTok have collaborated once again for a campaign that celebrates the beauty of the country’s islands through #GandaMoPinas. DOT’s previous collaboration with TikTok, the #SarapMagingPinoy challenge in-app garnered over 700 video entries with over 70 million video […]

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PALAWAN LANDS IN TRAVEL+LEISURE’S TOP ISLANDS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is delighted to announce the inclusion of Palawan in “The Top 5 Islands in Asia” in this year’s World’s Best Awards survey by the prestigious Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine. The magazine ranked Palawan as the 5th top island in Asia with a rating of 88.63 joining Andaman Islands in […]

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INTRAMUROS, RIZAL PARK NOW OPEN FOR VISITORS

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced the reopening of Rizal Park and three sites in Intramuros namely Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego and Plaza San Luis under limited capacity and shortened operating hours. Starting on September 16, Rizal Park will be open from 5:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. with a maximum capacity […]