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DISPLAY THE PH FLAG PROPERLY – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) issued an advisory reminding accommodation establishments (AEs) to practice and observe proper procedures in displaying the Philippine flag within their premises. “Displaying our country’s flag is a sign of pride and patriotism as it reflects our loyalty and commitment to the Philippines,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stressed. “It should be […]

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ROMULO-PUYAT TO DOH: MAKE RT-PCR TESTS AFFORDABLE

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious […]

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75% OF TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that 75.39% or 236,714 of the total active tourism workers in the country are now vaccinated against COVID-19. “We will not stop until we achieve 100% vaccination for all our active tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest vaccine numbers as she […]

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REINFORCE PH TOURISM WORKFORCE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the positive forecasts for the Philippine tourism industry by the latest economic impact report from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and said that the Filipino tourism workforce should be ready to address the resurgence of the sector. Villanueva urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to develop a roadmap with […]

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WTTC CONFIDENT IN PH TOURISM RECOVERY — DOT

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has expressed confidence in the country’s tourism industry recovery as it projects a rosy outlook in terms of economic growth and employment generation over the next 10 years.  In the opening press conference of the 21st WTTC Global Summit held at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City, WTTC President, […]

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FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS BREACH 200,000 MARK – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) hailed the recent increase in the latest number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country, reaching 202,700. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest figures, noting such to be a welcome development following the sustained reopening of our borders and loosening of travel restrictions. “Our high vaccination […]

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DOT TAPS KOREAN MARKET TO BOOST TOURIST ARRIVALS

The Philippines is seeking the support of Korean tourism players in its effort to ramp up the promotion of the country as a safe and fun destination in the new normal. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat led the Department of Tourism (DOT) delegation to Korea recently, and met with Korean tour operators like Kyowon KRT, Modu […]

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DOT, PNP, PDEA TO BOOST SECURITY IN TOURIST SPOTS

As Philippine tourism moves towards its much-anticipated recovery, the Department of Tourism (DOT) joined hands with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to beef up security in tourist destinations across the country. Tourism Development Planning Undersecretary Woodrow Maquiling, Jr. represented Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat, who was on official business, […]

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DOT LAUNCHES DIGITAL TRAVEL MAGAZINE

In a bid to further promote the various destinations in the country and fast-track tourism recovery, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches “7641 Islands of the Philippines,” a digital magazine that will provide readers with travel inspiration and information. The tourism circuits that the different regional offices of the DOT have developed, as part of […]

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DOT EYES MORE VISITORS FROM JAPAN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) continues its marketing and promotional efforts a month after reopening to international leisure travelers, this time setting its sights on potential visitors from a major source market- Japan. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat led the Philippine delegation to Japan to engage with the latter’s tourism stakeholders and promote the country as […]