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All local hotels, resorts to follow new star rating system in aid of tourism

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New star ratings for around 700 hotels and resorts across the country will soon be released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in a bid to make the local tourism industry globally competitive.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DOT to release new star ratings of PH hotels, resorts

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Arca South Commercial development (Hotel, Office and Retail)

In line with its bid to make the tourism industry globally competitive, the Department of Tourism will soon release the new star ratings of around 700 hotels and resorts across the country.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH likely to reach 6.8-M target in tourist arrivals for 2014—DOT

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Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. FILE PHOTO

Some 2.4 million foreign tourists arrived in the country in the first six months of 2014 with government on track to reach its target of 6.8 million arrivals this year, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. told lawmakers on Thursday.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t to showcase ‘PH Miracle’ in WEF meetings

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Finance Secretary Purisima gestures during a news conference on the forthcoming World Economic Forum in East Asia on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the financial district of Makati. To his left is Sushant Palakurthi Rao, senior director-head of the Asia WEF, and to his right is Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

For a week, Metro Manila will become the center of Asia as it plays host to most of the continent’s most powerful personalities in government, business, and civil society.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Resurgence of visitors from EU seen

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The Department of Tourism expects a significant increase in tourist arrivals from Europe this year, given the lifting of the ban on local carriers to fly there, and on the increasing attractiveness of the Philippines as a tourist destination for Europeans.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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