Tourism

National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP)

DOT Chief Unveils National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2023-2028 at Stakeholders’ Summit

MANILA, Philippines โ€” Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on Wednesday (Mar. 15) formally unveiled the completed National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2023 to 2028 at the Tourism Stakeholdersโ€™ National Summit organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Speaking before some 350 attendees from the national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), associations and organizations from …

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europe tourism

Frasco Meets with Central Europe Tourism Players, Vows Prioritization of Tourism Under Marcos Administration

๐˜‰๐˜Œ๐˜™๐˜“๐˜๐˜•, ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ — Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco met with major tourism stakeholders in central Europe to explore market opportunities in a bid to increase visitor arrivals from the region. Some twenty tourism movers and players from Central Europe offered their invaluable insights and suggestions on topics ranging from connectivity, training, …

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DOT Extends Free Accreditaion for Tourism Establishments

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday (Feb. 21) announced the extension of its Memorandum Circular (MC) 2022-001 which waives accreditation fees for tourism establishments. According to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, the DOT foresees the move as such that would assist tourism enterprises in their recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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Best Dive Destination

Philippines Feted Best Dive Destination Anew

The Philippines was awarded as the Best Dive Destination during the Diving, Resort, and Travel (DRT) Show in Malaysia last February 24-26, 2023. The country bested four other countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives) at the largest diving expo in Asia which provides industry stakeholders greater support and encourages more people to become passionate divers …

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Clark

New Flights from Clark to Boost Tourism, Decongest NAIA

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes local airlinesโ€™ recent announcements on the reopening of direct flights from Clark International Airport (Clark) to the countryโ€™s prime island tourist locations. The tourism chief made the statement as Cebu Pacific confirmed boosting of the Clark hub with the combined 13 domestic and international routes. The airline also announced …

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World Travel Awards

Philippines Secures Back-to-Back Nominations at the 2023 World Travel Awards

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on Tuesday (Feb. 21) announced that the Philippines and two of its leading destinations, Intramuros and Cebu, have been nominated for major awards under the Asia category of the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA). The Philippines is once again in the running as Asiaโ€™s Leading Beach Destination …

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Cruise Ship Tourism is Back, PPA Welcomes International Ships and Tourists

Cruise ships are now back in the tourism scene as they resume operations in different parts of the country starting today (Feb 9, 2023), after a three year break due to pandemic travel restrictions. Among the places that will be visited are Ilocos Sur, Palawan, and Bohol from February 9-14, 2023. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) …

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PBBM, Tourism Chief Engage Japanese Tourism Stakeholders in High-Level Meet in Tokyo

๐—ง๐—ข๐—ž๐—ฌ๐—ข, ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป โ€” Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco sees President Ferdinand โ€œBongbongโ€ Marcos Jr.โ€™s working visit to Japan as a boost for the Philippine tourism industry, after Japanese stakeholders expressed optimism on the points of collaboration laid out by the President himself. โ€œWe are very thankful to the President for making time for the tourism …

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Chinese Tourist Receive Warm Welcome From Philippines

MANILA โ€” The Philippines mounted a warm welcome reception for arriving Chinese tourists on Tuesday (January 24) in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the continuous influx of Chinese visitors, following the easing of outbound travel restrictions of China. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco personally welcomed the batch of visitors arriving …

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DOT Lands on Top3 Highest Approval Rating among Government Agencies

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco welcomes the Publicus Asia survey result which placed the tourism agency in the top 3 of government agencies with the highest approval ratings nationwide. The survey, conducted between November 25 to 30, 2022 likewise ranked the DOT 8th in terms of trust rating from the public. โ€œWe …

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