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The Philippines youngest-ever tourism ambassador 4-year-old Scarlet Snow Belo

Four-year-old Scarlet Snow Belo has signed up as the Philippines' newest tourism ambassador - the youngest-ever to sign up for the goodwill post. Scarlet Snow and Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat posted Tuesday...

Philippine tourism sustainability action plan wins 1st place in South Korea’s KOPIST competition

The Philippines' sustainable tourism action plan won first place in the 2019 Korea Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Tourism (KOPIST) held in Jeju and Seoul in South Korea. The action plan from the Department of Tourism's...

Mikey Bustos, Pinoy chefs join Jollibee in new Philippine tourism video

Filipino celebrity YouTuber Mikey Bustos has joined Pinoy food experts and Jollibee in a new video promoting Philippine tourism. Mikey Bustos, who rose to worldwide fame with his YouTube parodies, songs, and vlogs flavored with...

LOOK: Travelers explore Intramuros on eScooters

Travelers in the Philippines can now get hold of a traffic-free way to see the sights of Intramuros in Manila using the GrabWheels eScooters. The Department of Tourism inked a deal with transport company GRAB...

Philippines posts double-digit rise in inbound tourism revenue

The Philippines has posted a 17.57% increase in revenue from inbound tourism for the first half of the year 2019. The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that the tourism industry has generated some 245 billion...
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Cebu gets tourism boost as World’s Arnis Capital

Cebu is getting a promotion boost as the World's Arnis Capital after martial arts school, Doce Pares, forged a partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Region 7. The Central Visayas island of Cebu, renowned worldwide...
DoT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Foreign tourist arrivals break 4 million mark from January-June, bests 2018 numbers

Foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines have reached over 4 million in the first half of the year, marking an 11.43% increase in 2018 figures. A total of 4,133,050 international tourists visited the Philippines from...
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Pusong Pinoy Canadian vlogger Kulas to promote more tourism sites

Canadian vlogger Kyle "Kulas" Jennermann is set to expand his platforms for sharing stories about his exploration of the Philippines after being appointed as the country's newest tourism ambassador. Kyle Jennermann is tasked to advocate...
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Puerto Galera’s unique marine life explored by French and Swiss underwater investigation teams

The diverse marine life of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro was explored by French and Swiss dive teams during the 2019 Objectif Atlantide Underwater Investigation. The French association Objectif Atlantide and the Department of Tourism...
Foreign tourists visiting the Philippines

Foreign tourists visiting the Philippines in 2019 continue to improve 2018 numbers

Over 3.4 million foreign tourists have visited the Philippines between January to May of 2019, a marked improvement on the visitor arrivals for the same period in 2018. The 2019 rate is 9.76 percent higher...

Intramuros Opens 9 Churches for Holy Week Visita Iglesia

When Intramuros reopened the walled city's churches during Holy Week for the first time since World War II in 2018, it became the hub for over a million tourists and pilgrims who sought Manila's...

Kenneth Cobonpue showcases Philippines’ best in prestigious Berlin trade show

Award-winning Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue marked another milestone as the designer of the Philippine booth at the world’s leading travel trade show, Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin. Cobonpue, who had previously collaborated with Disney for a...