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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...

DOT urges stricter waste management protocols in tourist sites

Waste management protocols in tourist destinations must be strictly monitored and implemented even when most tourism activities are on a halt, the Department of...

DOT optimistic travel advisories to PH only in for short time

The Department of Tourism (DOT) vowed to do its part in ensuring all tourism sectors are observing necessary health protocols as a way of...

PH demands China to remove ships from Julian Felipe Reef

The Philippines demanded China to "promptly withdraw" its fishing vessels near the features in Kalayaan Island Group (KIG), as it asserted its claim on...

PH receives 1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccines through COVAX

A total of 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have finally arrived in the Philippines on March 4, marking the first delivery of the life-saving...

Tourism department backs vaccine passport for tourism recovery

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is supporting the proposed vaccine passport for arriving visitors, a concept it believes would help further build travel confidence. "This...

Uniform tourism rules to encourage travel during pandemic: study

Standardized travel protocols for all regions would encourage tourism even during the ongoing pandemic, a study commissioned by the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed. In...