DOT to add more overseas market reps next year

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT to add more overseas market reps next year 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec 26 (PNA) — More overseas market representatives of the Department of Tourism (DOT) are set to join the department next year to further promote the country as a destination, a tourism official said.

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(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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Tourism 2016 budget up by 44% to Php3.61B

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourism 2016 budget up by 44% to Php3.61B 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 22 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday said its budget for 2016 rose to Php 3.61 billion, up 44 percent from the current budget of Php 2.5 billion.

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(URGENT) PHL to receive 5-millionth foreign visitor on Monday –DOT

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (URGENT) PHL to receive 5-millionth foreign visitor on Monday –DOT 

By Azer N. Parocha

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — The five-millionth foreign tourist to the Philippines this year is expected to arrive on Monday (Dec. 21), the Department of Tourism (DOT) said in an advisory Sunday night.

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Samal Circumferential Road to spur tourism –DOT exec

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Samal Circumferential Road to spur tourism –DOT exec 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — Bumpy roads leading to tourism sites in Samal Island, Davao Oriental may soon be a thing of the past, a tourism official has said.

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Leyte, Samar provinces lure Manila, Cebu-based tour operators

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Leyte, Samar provinces lure Manila, Cebu-based tour operators 

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 1 -– The Department of Tourism (DOT) and local government units are luring Manila and Cebu-based tour operators to include tourist-ready Leyte and Samar destinations in their promotions.

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Tourism stakeholders called to conserve water

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourism stakeholders called to conserve water 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 1 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) Cordillera Regional Office is calling on all tourism stakeholders and partners to help conserve water in light of the El Niño Phenomenon.

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Tourist arrivals in PHL up 10% in Q3 — DOT

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourist arrivals in PHL up 10% in Q3 — DOT 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has recorded a 10.76 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines from January to September with 3.98-million visitor arrivals compared to 3.59-million acquired in the same period last year.

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DOT-6 to launch contest advocating water conservation

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT-6 to launch contest advocating water conservation 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 22 -– The Department of Tourism-6 is set to launch a contest that will encourage water conservation among communities in Western Visayas.

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Typhoon 'Lando' aftermath will not affect tourism in a big way –DOT

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Typhoon 'Lando' aftermath will not affect tourism in a big way –DOT 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has assured that the negative effects of typhoon "Lando" are least likely to affect Philippine tourism.

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