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BAGUIO CITY TIGHTENS RULES VS COVID-19 – MAGALONG

Baguio City has finalized new rules under Alert Level 2 classification amid the threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who is still on mandatory quarantine following his travel to the United States to visit his parents, signed Executive Order 01-2022 on January 3 providing for heightened restrictions […]

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SAGADA TOURISTS: NO VAX CARD, NO TEST, NO ENTRY

Tourists have to present a negative test result for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and a vaccination card before they can enter the town of Sagada in Mountain Province. The protocol is included in Advisory No. 63 posted on the town’s official Facebook account recently, which updated entry protocols in compliance with Sangguniang Bayan Resolutions 210-2021 […]

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DOT LAUNCHES WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE FOR BALIKBAYANS

Big discounts and great deals from airlines, accommodation establishments, tour operators, and travel agencies await Balikbayans who will come home to the Philippines this season as the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches the balikan.ph website.  The website is a one-stop site for Balikbayan-exclusive promos with as much as 50 percent discount on hotel and resort rates and […]

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CEBU COMMUNITY BAGS UN BEST TOURISM VILLAGE AWARD

With tourism promotion among local communities bearing fruit, a local suburb bagged the Best Tourism Village Award from the United Nations World Tourism Organization.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her elation with the latest development, recognizing the “remarkable work” of the local community in Bojo, Aloguinsan, Cebu through the Bojo Aloguinsan Ecotourism Association or BAETAS […]

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DIVE ESTABLISHMENT WORKERS NOW 95% VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced the vaccination of 95.78 percent of tourism workers employed in accredited dive establishments across the Philippines, signaling the readiness of this niche market to the eventual reopening of the country to foreign visitors. Based on the latest data received from 105 Dive Establishments (DEs) and Liveaboards Dive Establishments (LDEs) […]

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PH REOPENS TO FULLY-VAXXED FOREIGN TOURISTS — DOT

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo- Puyat announced that on the DOT’s request, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) “has approved in principle the entry of fully vaccinated tourists from Green List countries/territories/jurisdictions,” following the guidelines as may be finalized and approved by the IATF-EID. The Special Technical […]

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MICECONNECT 2021 TAGS BORACAY AS BEST DESTINATION

In collaboration with the Boracay MICE Alliance, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines and the Department of Tourism (DOT) successfully staged this year’s MICE Buyers Invitational Program, also known as MICECONNECT 2021, in Boracay positioning the world’s best island as a premier leisure and MICE destination.  The event gathered 52 online sellers of MICE products and […]

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FREE ENTRANCE TO INTRAMUROS FOR FULLY VAXXED – DOT

As part of its efforts to support the country’s vaccination program and to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 jabs, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced its latest incentives for fully vaccinated individuals who wish to pay the Walled City of Intramuros a visit.  From November 15 to 30, 2021, individuals who have completed their […]

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MORE LOCAL DESTINATIONS WAIVE COVID-19 TEST — DOT

The list of domestic destinations that have waived the COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated visitors is fast growing, an indication that the country’s tourism industry is slowly getting back on its feet.  The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this statement as it released an updated list of domestic destinations which no longer require negative […]

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SOUTHERN LEYTE TOURIST SPOTS ROADS FINISHED – DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently paved two local roads to improve access to the tourist destinations of Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte. One of the completed road improvement projects involves the P9.6-million tourism road leading to Southern Leyte Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Area. Roughly a kilometer stretch of uneven and sandy […]