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ASEAN tourism seminar tackles accessibility for PWDs

Tweet MANILA Asean Tourism Seminar – Creating a barrier-free travel experience for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the Philippines was the focal point of the of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Accessible Tourism Seminar hosted recently by the Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the ASEAN-Japan Centre and the National Council on Disability, […]

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Philippine Department of Tourism pursues alternative livelihood during Boracay ‘upgrading’

Tweet BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN – Over 56 billion pesos of tourist spending is at stake during the imminent Boracay Island rehabilitation and restoration but the Department of Tourism (DOT) is now collaborating with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to address the issue. DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo recognizes the possible effects including job displacements

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Philippine Gov’t action to restore Boracay in 6 months

Tweet The Department of Tourism (DOT) enjoins the public in a comprehensive intra-agency effort to save Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan from further degradation caused by seawater pollution in some of its areas, and restore it to its natural condition that earned it? the accolade, the “World’s Best Island.” This early, the DOT imparts its

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January Philippine tourist arrivals hit all-time high

Tweet The Philippines’ tourism industry is off to a promising year, as monthly visitor arrivals hit all-time high of 732,506 in January, based on the latest data disclosed by the Department of Tourism (DOT). DOT officials credited the impressive figure, indicating a 15.97 percent from January last year, to the concerted efforts of “Team DOT,”

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DOT challenges cities to be as ‘creative’ as Baguio City

Tweet BAGUIO CREATIVE CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) urged other cities to intensify its creativity as Baguio City made headway being named one of the 64 new cities included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network (UCCN). “We challenge other cities to be more creative. Baguio City

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Chinese to come in droves with new air routes to the Philippines

Tweet The Philippines stands to gain in the influx of more Chinese visitors with the first-ever direct charter flight from Xiamen (XMN), a coastal city in Fujian Province of China to Puerto Princesa City (PPS), Palawan starting next month. The Department of Tourism (DOT) paved the way for the creation of the XMN-PPS route which

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Philippine Department of Tourism rolls out cruise tourism strategy

Tweet Philippine Department of Tourism rolls out a cruise tourism strategy The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently concluded a four-day workshop that brought together key personnel from the government infrastructure agencies to firm up a cruise tourism strategy for the country. The Cruise Strategy identified developments in the “Turquoise Triangle” linking the popular tourist destinations

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Philippines receives support from international tourism bodies

Tweet The Department of Tourism (DOT) expresses its sincere appreciation to the outpouring of messages and support from partners in the international travel community such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for the Filipino people affected by the recent Super Typhoon

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