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SIQUIJOR TO REOPEN TOURISM INDUSTRY – VILLA

The island of Siquijor is looking to reopen its tourism industry as part of the local government’s recovery plan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa underscored the province’s highly tourism-dependent economy. “We have so many tourist spots here in Siquijor: the beaches, falls, and even a fish spa,” Villa said, adding […]

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DOMESTIC TRAVEL TO LEAD TOURISM INDUSTRY RECOVERY – ROMULO-PUYAT

Domestic travel will lead the country’s tourism industry to recovery in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as local tourists are expected to go to domestic destinations. This is the gist of the results of the recent survey conducted on the pandemic’s effects on domestic and international tourism and on Filipinos’ travel behavior […]

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‘TRAVEL BUBBLES’ TO REVIVE PH TOURISM SECTOR – ANGARA

To help the country’s tourism industry in recovering from the lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said the government should seriously consider making “travel bubbles” with select countries. Angara urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to work with the Department of Health, Department of Transportation and the Union of […]

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DOT TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES, PROGRAMS FOR NEW NORMAL AFTER COVID-19 CRISIS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat has outlined the steps toward a new normal for the Philippine tourism industry in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. During a virtual hearing of the House Committee on Tourism, Romulo-Puyat said the department will be implementing policies and programs to “adapt to the new normal” for […]

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TOURISM SECTOR MUST BRACE FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – REP. ARAGONES

The Philippine tourism sector will have to work together with government to cushion the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) on foreign tourist arrivals given travel restrictions adopted in China, one of the country’s biggest foreign markets. This according to House Tourism Committee Chairperson and Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones, who on Tuesday […]

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TOURISM INPUT TO PH GDP RISES TO 12.7% – ROMULO-PUYAT

The tourism industry’s contribution to the country’s economy reached another milestone in 2018 with its 12.7 percent input to the Philippines’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is 0.5% higher than in 2017, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The contribution was made considering the closure for six months of Boracay island, […]