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FRASCO HAILS FIRST-EVER NORTH LUZON TRAVEL FAIR

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco expressed confidence on domestic tourism as key to the country’s economic resurgence, hailing the maiden edition of the North Luzon Travel Fair held recently at SMX Convention Center in Clark, as critical to the revitalization of tourism.   “That is why all of our Regional Directors from the entire country […]

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9 LONG WEEKENDS IN 2023 – FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s recent signing of Presidential Proclamation No. 90, which adjusts the roster of regular holiday and special (non-working) days in 2023 to introduce more long weekends that Filipinos can potentially plan their trips around. According to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, the DOT foresees the Presidential […]

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TOURISM REVENUE HITS P100-B MARK — FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that visitor arrivals to the Philippines have reached the 2 million mark and accounted for more than P100 billion in estimated visitor receipts since the country’s relaxation of border restrictions to foreign tourists last February 10, 2022. “Our latest figures have reached well beyond the 1.7 Million tourist projections […]

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ILOILO CELEBRATES LECHON FESTIVAL ON NOV. 20

The Iloilo provincial government will launch its Lechon Festival in the municipality of Sta. Barbara on Nov. 20 to encourage hog growers in areas adjacent to places with confirmed African swine fever (ASF) cases to earn rather than take the risk of infection. Sta. Barbara tourism officer Irene Magallon said the event was an idea […]

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PH EYES 1ST TOURISM MOU WITH ITALY – FRASCO

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco paid a courtesy visit to the Office of the Italian Minister of Tourism, Daniela Garnero Santanché, to discuss the tourism ties between the Republic of the Philippines and the Italian Republic, and to forge for the very first time a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tourism between […]

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FRASCO BRINGS LISTENING TOUR TO LONDON

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco engaged in a productive dialogue with some 60 representatives of the Filipino community during the Kapihan sa Pasuguan in the United Kingdom. Jointly organized by the Philippine Embassy in London and the Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT)-London, the Filcom members’ dialogue with Frasco comes along the sidelines of the World Travel […]

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DOT ASKED: ACCOUNT FOR USE OF P34B BAYANIHAN FUND

With tourism recovery among the government’s top priorities, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte wants to find out from the Department of Tourism (DOT) how much of the over P34-billion bailout package for businesses under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Republic Act 11519 or Bayanihan 2 law) was actually used by small and medium-sized […]

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SAGADA TOURISM INDUSTRY SLOWLY PICKING UP — DULA

The local government unit of Sagada in the Mountain Province has expressed confidence that its tourism industry will flourish anew. Mayor Felicito Dula, on the sidelines of the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, said every weekend for about four weeks, tourist arrivals are on the rise. “We have recorded a total of 39,866 tourists who arrived […]

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PHITEX 2022 YIELDS RECORD-BREAKING P173M SALES

The Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2022 tallied a record-breaking P172,602,851 business sales leads in just two days, according to data from the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism. The said amount is based on the initial submission of negotiated sales of Philippine sellers physically present at the event recently surpassing […]

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EARRIVAL CARD REPLACES ONE HEALTH PASS – FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the national government’s introduction of the eARRIVAL CARD as a means to provide a more convenient and stress-free experience for Filipino and foreign travelers arriving in the Philippines. According to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, the inception of the eARRIVAL CARD as a replacement of the existing One Health […]