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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...
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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...
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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...

New Tourism campaign goes all-tech with 100% crowd-sourced content for #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

The new tourism campaign of the Philippines has kicked off with a call for travelers to send in their photos of the Philippines to comprise the 100% crowd-sourced content with the refreshed #itsmorefuninthePhilippines slogan. The...

Boracay accredits more than 300 establishments for passing environmental standards

Three months after Boracay was reopened to the public and world travelers, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has accredited more establishments who have passed the stringent environmental standards. The January 2019 DOT bulletin identified a...

Philippines tourism arrivals soars to record high of 7.1 million IN 2018

2018 was a record breaking year for Philippines as the archipelago welcomed a record 7,127,168 foreign tourists. The tally is the highest ever number in the country’s tourism industry and a vast improvement from to...

Catriona Gray champions Filipino artistry in Miss Universe pageant

2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray proudly showcased the Philippines’ colorful heritage and artistry at the beauty pageant she won Monday morning in Thailand. Prior to the coronation ceremonies Gray has been showcasing Filipino heritage-infused-fashion since...

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New Clark City Athletics Stadium given Olympic Grade Class 1 mark,...

"Ilang tulog na lang." It’s just days before the November 30th start of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and Filipinos would surely...