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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 […]

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PINOY FOOD FESTIVAL GETS SPOT IN EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), are set to organize a Philippine Food Festival in support of the country’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. The Philippine Food Festival, which will run from December 2021 to February 2022, aims to […]

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DOT AIMS TO KEEP FILIPINO CULINARY TRADITION ALIVE

To further enhance the promotion of Filipino culinary tradition and the country’s unique food tourism experiences, the Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a framework of cooperation […]

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2,000 SIARGAO TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT), in coordination with the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19, has committed to provide more vaccines for tourism workers to sustain the recovery of the pandemic-hit industry in the country’s surfing capital.   Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat and NTF Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vince Dizon graced the vaccination rollout for […]

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NCR TOURISM WORKERS 95% VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The vaccination status of tourism workers – both under the A1 and A4 priority health group – in the National Capital Region (NCR) has reached 95 percent, a development foreseen to increase recovery prospects for the local tourism scene. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat reported that a total of 27,708 tourism frontliners out of 29,066 have […]