Posts Tagged tourism

PH secures two major awards in 2019 World Travel Awards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 16, 2019

The Philippines bagged two major awards at the 2019 World Travel Awards in Vietnam on October 12. The 2019 World Travel Awards has hailed the Department of Tourism (DOT) as...

Saudi Arabia opens to tourists with new visa, no abaya rule

Robie de Guzman   •   September 28, 2019

Saudi Arabia threw open its doors to tourists on Friday (September 27), launching a new visa program for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in a sector...

Gov’t extends rehabilitation works in El Nido

Marje Pelayo   •   August 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Top tourist destination El Nido in Palawan will not be closed to tourists despite decision to extend rehabilitation works in the island. The rehabilitation program is managed...

Ice park featuring 39 ice sculptures to open in northeast China

admin   •   December 28, 2018

  Winter‘s arrival may send shivers down the spine of people in Westeros, yet in northeast China’s Jilin Province, locals are standing on their tip-toes to expect an ice park...

Gov’t vows to aid residents affected by Boracay closure

admin   •   April 5, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Malay, Aklan has no concrete plan yet on the order to shutdown Boracay island. Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Rowen Aguirre, said they have...

Residents can stay amid temporary Boracay shutdown — DOT

admin   •   April 4, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Once President Rodrigo Duterte approves the closure of Boracay, the government will continue to fix drainage systems around the island. They will also coordinate with water concessionaires...

Cabinet to discuss final decision on Boracay closure

admin   •   April 4, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The  Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Tourism (DOT) have already submitted to Malacañang the detailed...

Aklan LGU set to shut down illegal sewer connections in Boracay

admin   •   April 3, 2018

BORACAY, Aklan — The Aklan provincial government has released the Boracay Island’s drainage blueprint. Indicated on the map are the existing drainage system of the entire island, the ideal flow,...

Tourism bounces back in Boracay despite impending closure

admin   •   March 29, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Based on the figures of the Malay Municipal Tourism Office, the tourist arrival in Boracay Island climbed to nine percent in February 2018 compared to the same period...

DOT targets over 1-M Chinese tourist arrival this year

admin   •   February 24, 2018

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Tourism (DOT) is aiming to achieve its 1.5 million target of Chinese tourist arrivals this year. Last year, there were around 960,000 Chinese nationals who...


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