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DOT URGES HOLLYWOOD TO SHOOT MORE MOVIES IN PH

The Philippines can offer more filming locations for more Hollywood big hits. This is after the best-selling author, writer, and executive producer of “Crazy Rich Asians” Kevin Kwan shared that he wants to make his next movie in the country. Kwan made the statement at the recent 21st World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit […]

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WTTC LAUDS PH HOSTING OF INT’L TRAVEL SUMMIT

Leaders of the global tourism industry praised the Philippines’ successful hosting of the 21st Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as it closed with high hopes for an industry battered by two years of the pandemic. “I’m not often stumped for words, but I am now. Wow! What an amazing summit. We […]

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PH TOURISM SHOWS ASTONISHING RECOVERY – WTTC

World tourism executives and scores of delegates from across the global travel and tourism sector gather in iconic Manila for the 3-day 21st World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit under the theme, “Rediscovering Travel”. In the opening ceremony at the Manila Marriot Hotel, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat welcomed the WTTC delegates attending in […]

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DOT CELEBRATES FILIPINO FOOD MONTH – ROMULO-PUYAT

In an effort to ramp up culinary tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT), together with its partner agencies Department of Agriculture (DA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Philippine Culinary Heritage Movement (PCHM) signified its support of the Filipino Food Month or Buwan ng Kalutong Filipino. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat emphasized […]

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PH LIFTS ARRIVAL QUOTA FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS — DOT

Starting April 1, there will be no limit to the number of international passengers arriving in all ports of entry in the country. The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this announcement following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to lift the arrival quota for unvaccinated passengers […]

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BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE FOR BORACAY VISITORS – DOT

Fully vaccinated local and foreign tourists visiting this island can walk in and have their booster shots administered by licensed pharmacists on the island, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said. Romulo-Puyat made the statement at the launching of the Resbakuna sa Botika program at the Watson’s Pharmacy City Mall Boracay recently. The tourism chief was joined […]

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PH OPENS TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS – DOT

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stressed that the Philippines is ready for the reopening of international travel that began February 10 to fully vaccinated tourists from visa-free countries. “These are exciting times for Philippine tourism. We have been ready since 2020,” Romulo-Puyat said. “With the significant dwindling of new COVID cases, the DOT can now push […]

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BAGUIO OPENS DRIVE-THRU, PHARMACY VAXXING SITES

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said that the “Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites” initiative of the national government would greatly contribute to the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) preparations for the country’s eventual reopening by ensuring that tourism workers and tourists are protected against COVID-19. Romulo-Puyat joined Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, National Task Force Against COVID-19 […]

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PH TOURISM WORKERS NOW 75% 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 hoped […]

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DOT WELCOMES SHORTENED QUARANTINE FOR VAXXED OFWS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF-EID)  decision to shorten the hotel quarantine period for fully vaccinated returning overseas Filipinos, including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)  and balikbayans from yellow countries, from five days to just three days starting November 22. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat confirmed […]