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Strictly observe protocols during travels, DOT reminds tourists

While point-to-point travel to areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ has been allowed, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said travelers must...

Tourism department calls for cheaper RT-PCR tests

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has asked laboratories in the country to reduce the cost of their RT-PCR testing to encourage more people to...

PH still studying possible use of mixed Covid-19 vax

The Department of Health (DOH) is waiting for additional studies that would prove that combining different coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines is safe. Citing the...

Vaccination key to tourism recovery

Once tourism activities fully restart, the primary travel influence among tourists would be health and safety, the reasons why vaccination is key in the...

Filipina diplomat ‘verbally assaulted’ in New York train

A Filipino diplomat at the Philippine Consulate General in New York was verbally assaulted by an unknown individual in a train on her way...

Make SCS a ‘sea of peace,’ PH appeals to Asean, China

The Philippines has appealed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China to fully support and make the disputed South China Sea...

Payment for tourism biz loans extended to 2 years: DOT

The government has extended to two years the grace period for the repayment of loans to distressed tourism businesses as it further eased the...

DOT launches 5-year dev’t plan for tourism professionals

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has crafted a five-year plan to develop competent and world-class Filipino tourism professionals. Launched on May 28, the Philippine Tourism...

Report says families now most dynamic force in travel

Families will have a major impact on the future of the travel industry as priorities dramatically shift to reconnecting with relatives during the pandemic. "Pre-pandemic,...

Hybrid tourism summit tackles growing confidence in MICE

The 2021 Adventure Travel Conference and Mart (ATCM) of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) that concluded Friday reflects the growing confidence in the...

Reduced quarantine days eyed for arriving vaccinated passengers

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is proposing a reduced quarantine period for arriving passengers who have completed their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination. Tourism Secretary...

Palawan included in tourism recovery priority in planned inter-regional circuit

An inter-regional tourism circuit in the MIMAROPA (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) administrative region and some parts of the Bicol and...

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