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With air deals sealed, Japan tourists seen to rise


The number of Japanese visitors to the Philippines may pick up over the next two years as airlines increase capacity, following successful air talks between both countries last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Monkey wrench of Tourism


I used to be very convinced that the 10 million tourist arrival target of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in 2016 is easily achievable. Not anymore. In the DOT Symposium on the National Tourism Development Plan at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where I was invited as a Reactor, I made it clear that a monkey wrench had been thrown at the well-intentioned plans of the DOT.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

DOT upgrades tourism target for 2013


The Department of Tourism sees the Philippines exceeding its inbound tourism target of 5 million this year as campaigns to expand foreign and domestic tourism gain momentum, a Department of Tourism official said Friday.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Legazpi City tour operator faces loss of DOT permit


The tour agency employed by the four German mountaineers who died along with their Filipino guide when Mayon Volcano exploded on Tuesday could lose its accreditation as a service provider of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BPI joins up with DOT to promote PH tourism


Bank of the Philippine Islands and the Department of Tourism have teamed up to pursue a four-pronged initiative that will involve the use of banking infrastructure to support the tourism industry.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

BPI, DOT to come up with tourism project financing, provide services


The Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands and the Department of Tourism have teamed up on a four-pronged initiative to use and expand banking infrastructure to support the needs of the tourism industry.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bird sanctuary closure ‘likely,’ DoT chief says


The government is studying the risks involved in preserving a bird sanctuary near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), amid concerns raised by the country’s top flag carrier over passenger safety.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

78 eco-tourism sites off-limits to mining under Aquino EO


The Department of Tourism (DoT) has identified the 78 eco-tourism sites that has been declared as off-limits to mining under President Aquino’s newly released executive order.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CamSur edges out Metro Manila as top tourist stop

File photo of Lake Buhi, one of the scenic spots in Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur, now more popularly referred to as “CamSur” particularly by the youth, has edged out Metro Manila as the top tourist stop in the Philippines.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DoT to make tourism expansion ‘more fun’

The Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Wednesday that loans and incentives are being lined up for tourism establishments that need to expand their operations and services.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Industry players seek voice in Tourism Congress


Various tourism industry stakeholders, including a former tourism secretary, are seeking greater representation at the Tourism Congress, saying their voices have to be heard if the local tourism industry were to really advance.

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tourism dep’t urged to focus on a few gateways


The Department of Tourism (DoT) should focus on just a few gateways and not try to develop too many at the same time as this is the best way to ensure that the final product to be presented to potential tourists is the best possible that the country can offer. Samie Lim, private sector tourism [...]

Posted: October 26th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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