(Yearender) Tourism in 2015: A year of big events, big gains

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) Tourism in 2015: A year of big events, big gains 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 23 (PNA) — It has been an important year for the Philippines' tourism sector after having been proclaimed as 'Visit the Philippines Year' (VPY) with its ‘buena mano’ being the State and Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis from January 15-19.

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Phl tourism earnings up 8.24% at PHP186.89-B from January-October

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Phl tourism earnings up 8.24% at PHP186.89-B from January-October 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 22 (PNA) — Tourists visiting the Philippines for the first 10 months of this year generated PHP186.89 billion in visitor receipts, an 8.24 percent increase from the PHP172.66 billion acquired in the same period last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported Tuesday.

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PHL's biggest int’l dive show generates PHP80M in bookings

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL's biggest int’l dive show generates PHP80M in bookings 

MANILA, Sept. 10 — The first and biggest international dive event in the country, the Dive Resort Travel (DRT) Philippines Show 2015 has generated some PHP80-million in bookings, a tourism official said on Thursday.

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WV celebrates Visit Philippines Year

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on WV celebrates Visit Philippines Year 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 13 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) yearlong event-driven campaign “Visit Philippines Year (VPY) 2015” will kick off in Western Visayas with the upcoming 18 port calls of luxury cruise ships in Boracay, the ASEAN Supreme Court Justices Summit and the APEC Meetings which are scheduled to happen from January – October of this year in Bacolod City, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan and Iloilo City.

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DOT marks start of Visit the Philippines Year 2015

January 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT marks start of Visit the Philippines Year 2015 

MANILA, Jan 1 — On Jan 1, 2015, the country not only marks another New Year but also Visit the Philippines Year 2015 or VPY2015 for short.

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DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015' in Zamboanga City

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015' in Zamboanga City 

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) -– The Department of Tourism (DOT) has officially launched "Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY 2015)" in this city.

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Bohol to launch year-round tourism campaign next year

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Bohol to launch year-round tourism campaign next year 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) — The province of Bohol is ramping up efforts to re-market itself as a major tourism destination in a year-round tourism campaign and travel fair, dubbed "Visit Bohol 2015" slated next year.

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CALABARZON Region to boost tourism sector in time for Visit the Philippines Year 2015

December 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on CALABARZON Region to boost tourism sector in time for Visit the Philippines Year 2015 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 30 (PNA) — Designating CALABARZON or Region 4-A as a go-to destination not just during daytime, but also at night would be a significant boost in tourism for the region composed of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon.

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'Visit the Philippines 2015' makes international launch in London

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on 'Visit the Philippines 2015' makes international launch in London 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), has boosted efforts to further complement its slogan “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, with the international launch of its newest tactical campaign, “Visit the Philippines Year 2015” (VPY2015) in London last week.

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