(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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DOT enlists paragliding world cup in Sarangani into VPY 2015 campaign

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT enlists paragliding world cup in Sarangani into VPY 2015 campaign 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 6 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has adopted the first leg of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) slated next month in Maasim town in Sarangani as the banner event for Region 12 of its Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015 campaign.

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DOT wishes Pope Francis PHL visit be a ‘fun’ one

January 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT wishes Pope Francis PHL visit be a ‘fun’ one 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday welcomed Pope Francis and asked him to ‘have fun’ during his five-day Apostolic visit in the country.

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DOT banks on private sector for success of VPY-2015

January 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT banks on private sector for success of VPY-2015 

By Simeon C. Dilan

TUGUEGAARAO CITY, Jan 13 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is banking on both tradition and non-tradition tourist attractions to raise the country's international profile for Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015.

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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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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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CALABARZON tourism forum on Visit the Philippines Years 2015 set for Friday

November 25, 2014 by · Comments Off on CALABARZON tourism forum on Visit the Philippines Years 2015 set for Friday 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Various provincial tourism officers from CALABARZON will gather during a whole-day forum on Friday to discuss the latest trends in tourism and at the same time launch Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) in the region.

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DoT eyes other international airports as entry points from abroad

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on DoT eyes other international airports as entry points from abroad 

By Lilian C. Mellejor

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 9 (PNA) -– The Department of Tourism (DoT) is pushing for the opening of international airports in other regions as points of entry from abroad to further boost the tourism industry and decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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DoT eyes other international airports as entry points from abroad

October 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on DoT eyes other international airports as entry points from abroad 

By Lilian C. Mellejor

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 9 (PNA) -– The Department of Tourism (DoT) is pushing for the opening of international airports in other regions as points of entry from abroad to further boost the tourism industry and decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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