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LIFTING OF US PUBLIC NOTICE ON NAIA SECURITY A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the move by the United States Department of Homeland Security to lift its notice on the security conditions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), saying this sits well with the Philippine government’s bid to attract more tourists to the country. “We, at DOT, are very elated and encouraged […]

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TOURIST ARRIVALS UP BY 5.9% IN JAN-FEB 2019 – ROMULO-PUYAT

Foreign tourist arrivals to the country continue to increase, with 5.9 percent growth in the first two months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. “For the first two months, tourist arrivals have been 1,493,000 precise,” Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told reporters during the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum recently. […]

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PH SETS RECORD WITH 7.1M TOURIST ARRIVALS IN 2018 – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Philippines has set a record-breaking 7.1 million international tourist arrivals in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported. Data from the DOT showed that at least 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the country. This was the “highest ever number” for the country’s tourism industry and surpassed the 6,620,908 arrivals in 2017 by 7.68 percent, the […]

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ANGARA TO DOT: USE ‘STORYTELLING’ TO ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS

Senator Sonny Angara is urging the Department of Tourism (DOT) to use “storytelling” as a key marketing strategy to attract more tourists to the Philippines. Angara said the DOT should come up with a master plan using narratives that portray the “rich cultural heritage” of the country’s various tourist destinations. “Storytelling is a great way […]

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AFTER BORACAY, GOVERNMENT MUST IMPROVE OTHER TOURIST AREAS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said government shouldn’t stop at Boracay and must proceed to other famous tourist areas that need preventive improvements but in a manner that will not require their total closure. “The emerging success story that is the Boracay rehabilitation can be the template in rejuvenating other tourist spots but without the economic dislocation […]

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MAXIMIZE FUNDS SO ‘PROBINSYANOS’ CAN BENEFIT FROM TOURISM – NOGRALES

House Appropriations Chairperson Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles believes the tourism industry can help put more money into the pockets of his fellow “probinsyanos,” and he is hopeful that the Department of Tourism (DOT) can maximize its P3 billion budget to make it happen. The DOT defended its budget at the House of Representatives on […]