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Gateways most essential parts of tourism recovery from pandemic

The Philippines has expressed its “full support” behind the efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to improve accessibility among its member...

PH, China to resume direct flights, pre-COVID tourism figures

The Philippine and Chinese governments are committed to bringing back pre-pandemic levels of tourist arrivals and resuming direct flights, especially between Manila and Beijing. The...

Japan scholarship slots now open for Filipino teachers, students

Filipino teachers and Japanese studies students may now apply for Japan's 2023 scholarship program. Two categories under the 2023 Monbukagakusho Scholarship Program were opened, targeting...

DOT moves to digitalize tourism services nationwide

The government moves to digitalize tourism services across the country and improve internet connectivity in 94 identified destinations with a newly-signed deal between the...

PH targets 4.8M visitor arrivals, $5.8-B tourism revenue in 2023

The Philippines eyes to double its tourism revenues and reach at least 4.8 million in foreign visitor arrivals in 2023. Department of Tourism Secretary Christina...

Filipinos as travel ambassadors: Bisita, Be My Guest launched

The Philippine government officially launched Thursday the Bisita, Be My Guest (BBMG) program, incentivizing Filipinos who invite foreign tourists with travel discounts and a...

PH protests ‘illegal’ Chinese actions in Pag-asa debris encounter

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested a recent incident involving the Chinese Coast Guard which forcefully took a rocket debris from the...

Tourism receipts balloon to P130.6-B

The country's tourist receipts have reached PHP130 billion while arrivals climbed to more than 2.39 million, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported Thursday. Tourism Secretary...

Pinoy urged to visit visa-free, no-quarantine Taiwan

Filipino travelers are encouraged to explore Taiwan now that borders have been reopened to tourists. Taipei had further eased entry restrictions since October, allowing travelers...

PH eTravel portal now working; replaces OneHealthPass website

Travelers entering the Philippines may now access the new eTravel portal through etravel.gov.ph. The website replaces the old One Health Pass domain, which will no...

COC negotiations on Soutch China Sea to continue next year, DFA...

Negotiations on a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea will resume next year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo said Thursday. Manalo said...

Palawan tourists breach 500K mark

With less than two months left in 2022, Palawan has already drawn half a million visitors, marking its return as one of the country's...