Philippines

  • The Philippines aims to attract more Russian tourists

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Philippines is seeing Russia as a potential source of tourism revenue and is expecting that more Russians will drop in the country as an aftermath of promoting the country at the Moscow International …

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  • The Philippines government aims to promote sports tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017

    In order to attract more local and foreign tourists, a vice chairman of the House Committee on Local Government urged the Philippines the Department of Tourism (DOT) for including extreme sports and ecotourism destination in its plan for setting up …

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  • ASEAN economy witness major tourism boom for rising middle class

    Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017

    Asia’s tourism industry has seen a major rise, all thanks to the rising incomes, low-cost air transport, and China’s growing outbound market.   According to the travel analysts, the rapid expansion is creating major challenges on infrastructure and destinations amid …

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  • The Philippines identifies 10 areas as tourism enterprise zones (TEZ)

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    With an approximate P1 trillion required in the next five years for achieving its goal of 12 million tourist arrivals and P4 trillion in revenues by 2022, the Philippine government, together with the private sector, is depending a lot on …

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  • New destinations enhance Philippines tourism 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Recently the great Santa Cruz Island located in Zamboanga, was nominated as top 21 beaches in the world by National Geographic Magazine. The magazine said, ‘’ Hardly lacking in gorgeous beaches, the Philippines claims a pink-sand variety, too. The blush …

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  • Chinese visitor arrival enhanced Philippines tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The first month of 2017 witnessed a steady rise in Chinese visitor arrival by 16.5 percent in Philippines. Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) confirms that in January this year, Chinese visitor arrival rose to 76.5 percent to 85,948. …

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  • Mindanao set to welcome a mega railway system

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The Philippines is all set to welcome e mega railway network system later this year involving a 2,000 km railway.   This would be based in the southern island group of Mindanao and it represents an architectural move that leverages …

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  • Jan foreign tourist arrivals in Philippines rise to 631.6K

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The international tourist arrivals in the Philippines in the month of January 2017 had risen by nearly 16.48% year-on-year to as much as 631,639, as revealed by the Department of Tourism (DoT) last Friday.   The tourism arrivals in this …

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  • Philippines conducts training sessions in Delhi and Ahmedabad

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines, is hopeful of continuing its record growth of 2016 from the Indian market in 2017 by targeting more FIT travellers, Leisure and MICE travellers. Philippines has registered a growth of about 21.37 percent, in …

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  • Philippines targets over 1 lakh tourists from India

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The Philippines is targeting more than 1 lakh tourist arrivals from the country of India in 2017.   This is due to the fact that the former has undertaken a series of brand new initiatives to promote itself rigorously as …

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  • France feels Philippines is the perfect ‘spiritual tourism’ destination

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    A group of professionals from the travel sector of France is all geared up to make a trip to Philippines, realizing the potential significance of the latter as a ‘spiritual tourism’ destination.   They would be visiting the regions of …

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  • BBC ranks Philippines as one of the most welcoming countries in the world

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Philippines have been voted as one of the five most welcoming countries in the world, by a British Broadcasting Corporation Travel Report referred by Malacanang. To quote Ernesto Abella while briefing during a press conference, ‘’ the Philippines is among …

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  • Tourism is a major industry in the Philippines

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    In the Philippines, tourism contributes P1.4T to GDP. To quote reporter Amy R. Remo, “The Philippine travel and tourism industry contributed a total of P1.43 trillion to the local economy in 2015, equivalent to about 10.6 percent of the country’s …

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  • Philippines aims for greater air access for tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The government of Philippines seeks to improve and work on its air access into the country to give a boost to its international tourism thereby increasing its business activities, according to a leading tourism official.   Benito Bengzon Jr, undersecretary …

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  • The Philippines hopes for 6.5 million tourism workers by 2022

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Philippines Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Wanda Teo hopes that around 6.5 million workers will energize the tourism sector by 2022. Teo said this while addressing the global leaders and tourism industry stakeholders during the World Tourism Forum – …

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  • The Philippines DOT chief addresses in WTF Istanbul

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    At the recently concluded World Tourism Forum (WTF) Ministerial Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the message of Filipino Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo to other governments issuing travel advisories was ‘Be Fair’. The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that Teo …

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  • Philippine tourists to Taiwan rose by 24% in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    The number of tourists from Philippines in Taiwan had reached to more than 170,000 in 2016 that marks a 24% annual increase that resulted from the relaxed visa procedures and also the ‘New South Bound policy’.   As per the …

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  • Philippines emphasises on importance of joint ASEAN tourism campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Philippine Department of Tourism has shown keen interest on continuous efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote the region as a single and unified travel destination.   “Pursuant to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), …

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  • Tourism workshop to place Davao as a MICE destination

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Around 100 professionals of the MICE industry belonging to public and private sectors are expected to be a part of an active tourism capacity building workshop. The workshop would be aimed at branding Davao City, located in Philippines as a …

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  • Star Cruises announced debut of triple homeport deployment

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Star Cruises, Asia Pacific’s leading cruise line, announced the debut triple homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo in Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung with the launch of the “Jewels of the South China Sea”, an unprecedented itinerary that marks a …

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