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Palawan’s Anne Apas bags 2019 Miss Tourism Beauty of the World First Runner-up title

Miss Philippines Anne Remojo Apas of Puerto Princesa City won the 2019 Miss Tourism Beauty of the World 1st Runner-up title. The Filipina beauty and travel show host shined among the candidates from different parts...

Japan’s Amakusa City and Negros Occidental forge tourism exchange partnership

Amakusa City in Japan is forging a tourism exchange program with Negros Occidental in the Philippines. The Amakusa Tourism Promotion Team visited Negros Occidental to meet with the provincial officials to explore a tourism business...

Global hotel chain Marriott triples expansion in the Philippines

Marriott International expects to more than triple its expansion in the Philippines within the next five years. The global hotel chain said it is working on having over 5,000 rooms in the country by the...

Manila Int’l Expo showcases PHL as a topnotch global diving destination

The Philippines' dive spots are being pushed to the forefront of the global diving industry with the staging of the 1st Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) scheduled this weekend from September 20-22 at the...

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...

Historical 19th century Manila underground reservoir “El Deposito” to reopen in 2020

The 19th century underground water reservoir of "El Deposito" which supplied potable water to Manila will be reopening in 2020. The 150-meter labyrinth of tunnels found underneath the grounds of Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine have been...
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Philippine tourism records double-digit rise in foreign tourist arrivals

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) has recorded a double-digit rise in foreign tourist arrivals in the country's travel destinations. International tourist arrivals reached 662,987 as of April 2019 in the latest report released by...
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Dimples Romana of viral Daniela Mondragon memes is now a Philippine tourism advocate volunteer

Actress Dimples Romana, whose TV character Daniela Mondragon #OhDani memes have gone viral, has volunteered to become a Philippine tourism advocate. For several weeks now the iconic scene from the afternoon TV series Kadenang Ginto,...
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Catriona Gray to continue championing Philippine tourism as Miss Universe – Good News Pilipinas!...

Catriona Gray yesterday met Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat about plans to promote Philippine tourist destinations, arts and culture even as she continues her reign as Miss Universe and Good News Pilipinas was there to...

Berna Romulo Puyat on #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

“The Romulos are kuripot, this is one reason why I’m matipid. In our new tourism promotions campaign at the DOT, we focus on social media because it’s free.’” After the Philippines achieved an all-time record...

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...

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Pasig River hailed 1st Asia Riverprize champion for reviving waterway

The Pasig River rehabilitation project has been adjudged as the most noteworthy endeavor in Asia, earning the 1st Asia Riverprize, the world’s foremost award in river basin management.