Tourism

World-Class Surfing Event

Siargao Island Welcomes World-Class Surfing Event at Cloud 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7qwJJtqHc Siargao Island, Philippines – In a vibrant celebration of the island’s surfing legacy, Siargao welcomes tourists and surfing enthusiasts with open arms at the iconic Cloud 9. This tropical paradise, renowned for its breathtaking waves, has come alive as more than a hundred professional surfers from around the world gather to participate in the […]

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International Travel Awards

Philippines, Cebu, and Palawan Nominated for International Travel Awards

The United Kingdom’s longest-running travel magazine has again recognized the Philippines this year, with nominations as the Most Desirable Country (The Philippines), Most Desirable Region (Cebu), and Most Desirable Island (Palawan) for this year’s Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. In addition to the three nominations, the Philippines can also be voted for specific categories, including Adventure,

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Tagum City Hall

Tagum City Unveiled as a Captivating Tourist Destination in the Philippines

Tagum City, nestled in the scenic province of Davao del Norte, has emerged as a captivating tourist destination that promises to mesmerize visitors with its breathtaking natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and welcoming locals. As we join hands in endorsing the Department of Tourism’s inspiring campaign, #LoveThePhilippines, it’s time to discover the hidden gems that Tagum

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ibong adarna

Ibong Adarna in Mount Apo

Yes, it’s the “Ibong Adarna” but no, not in the Kingdom of Berbania. This strikingly beautiful bird was captured in the tropical forest of Mt. Apo. This bird in astonishing hues is the 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐨𝐧 (𝐻𝑎𝑟𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑠), one of the radiant birds that we can possibly lay our eyes on. While the male Philippine Trogon

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Pulangi River

Valencia City Honors Pulangi River with Spectacular Inaugural Gakit Festival

Valencia City, known for its rich cultural heritage, paid tribute to the Pulangi River in a dazzling display of color and creativity during the inaugural Gakit Festival held on July 12, 2023. The picturesque Pulangi River served as the magnificent backdrop for the procession of vibrant bamboo rafts, affectionately called gakits, which gracefully floated along

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Sugbongcogon

Pista sa Nayon Float Parade, Presentations Take Center Stage in Sugbongcogon’s 60th Charter Day

The sunny morning of June 20 burst into colors, sights, and sounds of the Filipino culture as the Pista sa Nayon-themed floats paraded in the streets of Misamis Oriental’s Summer Capital, Sugbongcogon, on its 60th Charter Day celebration. The dance presentations of teachers from different school clusters in the municipality kept the Filipino spirit high

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UNWTO Forum

Tourist Protection Efforts of Philippine Government Under PBBM Admin Tackled in UNWTO Forum

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco takes the UNWTO stage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to represent the Philippines during the high-level discussion on the challenges and opportunities for tourism recovery in the Asia and the Pacific Region. Asked about the country’s experiences in crisis management and emergency response, Secretary Frasco tackled the policies and the proactive

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CRK

TWG Convened to Drive Up CRK Utilization; Travel and Tourism to Remain “Spark of Hope” for Clark – Secretary Frasco

The Department of Tourism (DOT), led by Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, together with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) convene with members of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Thursday (June 1) to map out strategies that will enhance the utilization of the Clark International Airport (CRK). Delivering her opening message at

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Mindanao Community-Based Tourism Organization

Livelihood Assistance for Mindanao Community-Based Tourism Organization (CBTO) Members

On the sidelines of the first ever Mindanao Tourism Convergence on Wednesday (May 31), Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco also met with Mindanao Community-Based Tourism Organization (CBTO) members in Zamboanga City for a formal turnover of livelihood assistance worth P200,000 to the Sta. Cruz People’s Organization, the group managing Sta. Cruz Island, the famed protected

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Mindanao Tourism Convergence

Zamboanga City as a Witness to the First Ever Mindanao Tourism Convergence

During the first ever Mindanao Tourism Convergence held in Zamboanga City on Wednesday (May 31), Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. emphasized how misimpression of Mindanao affected the region for years as far as tourism is concerned. The case in point—Zamboanga City. Secretary Abalos noted that while the devastating 2013 Zamboanga Siege has greatly affected local

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