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DOT WELCOMES LIFTING OF TAIWAN TRAVEL BAN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the lifting of the travel ban to Taiwan to minimize the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global threat on the local tourism industry. “The lifting of the travel ban on Taiwan is highly assuring and we hope that the (Covid-19) crisis would soon be resolved, worldwide. Ultimately, the […]

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PH FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT 7.4M FROM JAN-NOV 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines hit 7.4 million in the first 11 months of 2019, up by 15.58 percent compared to the same period in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported. For the first 11 months of 2019, DOT data showed that South Korea remains the country’s top tourist market with 1,785,357 […]

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BAGUIO TO REMAIN OPEN TO TOURISTS WHILE ON REHAB – ROMULO-PUYAT

National government officials have assured that Baguio City will remain open for tourism even as rehabilitation works are being done. “We will not close Baguio, how can you close it?” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said during the press conference as part of the city’s development update briefing. Romulo-Puyat, who came with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año […]

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DOT, DOTR SIGN PACT TO DEVELOP, UPGRADE AIRPORTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the possibility of funding the development of several airports in the country by equipping them with night-rating capabilities. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is set to approve in […]

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DOT, DENR, DILG TO INSPECT BAGUIO CITY FOR REHAB – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), is set to inspect Baguio City and prepare for its rehabilitation. Under the initiative, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will visit Burnham Park, Wright Park, Mines View Park, Baguio City’s sewage […]

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DOT LAUNCHES MICROSITE FOR SEA GAMES VISITORS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Visiting athletes and delegates in the Philippines can now access the newly launched tourism webpage for Southeast Asian (SEA) Games visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has announced. The tourism microsite (philippines.travel/seagames2019) will help SEA Games visitors — both foreign and local, to explore the country while keeping abreast on SEA Games information. Featured in […]

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PH, INDIA SIGN PACT TO EXPAND TOURISM SECTOR COOPERATION – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of India have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and India in the areas of tourism, trade, and hospitality. Signing the document were DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Ambassador of India to the Philippines […]

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4 NEW DECLARED TOURIST DESTINATIONS TO GET DOT SUPPORT – ROMULO-PUYAT

The four recently declared new tourist destinations in Nueva Ecija and Ilocos Sur are slated to receive significant attention and assistance on infrastructure, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has assured. “It’s written in the law that TIEZA should be actively helping the local government draft tourism plans because tourism is not only on […]

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DOT, JOLLIBEE LAUNCH ‘EATS MORE FUN’ – ROMULO-PUYAT

Giving a twist to the country’s tourism slogan, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and popular food brand Jollibee have partnered to promote the unique Filipino cuisine and flavors under the new “Eats More Fun in the Philippines” campaign. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she is confident the campaign will boost the country’s budding food tourism […]

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DOT TO REVIEW COA FINDINGS ON FLAGGED AUDIT REPORT – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has vowed to review results of the latest agency audit after the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged its P507.304 million spending for lack of supporting documents. In a statement, the DOT clarified that the COA findings covered the period from 2016 to December 2018. “The Department of Tourism (DOT) will […]