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'Travel bubbles': DOT eyes tourists from virus-free countries to visit PH

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:27 PM

The government is looking at tourists from countries with low to zero coronavirus cases such as Australia and New Zealand

BORACAY. The government is eyeing to open up tourism sites to tourists from countries with low coronavirus cases. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Philippines taps TikTok users to address coronavirus tourism impact

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:21 PM

#GoCreatePH encourages millennials to dance while featuring their hometown's tourism spots

Philippines to spend P6 billion to boost tourism amid novel coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat says the government will develop infrastructure in tourist spots and improve secondary airports to cushion the economic impact of the novel coronavirus

Tourism's GDP share rises in 2018 despite Boracay closure

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The number of jobs in the tourism industry also inches up by 1.8% to 5.4 million in 2018

Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Batangas tops number of tourist arrivals in Calabarzon in 2018

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Tourism officials in Batangas attribute the increase in tourist arrivals to 'faith tourism'

DEVOTION. Devotees rub small towels and handkerchiefs on the glass case of Padre Pio's relic. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Chinese, Koreans still top foreign visitors to Boracay

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:41 AM

Chinese tourists made up nearly half of the foreign visitors to Boracay in the first two months of the year, data from the Department of Tourism in Boracay show

BORACAY. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'It's More Fun in the Philippines' gets new font

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Department of Tourism launches a custom-made font called Barabara, inspired by lettering seen on jeepneys

MORE FUN. The Department of Tourism keeps the 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' campaign for 2019. Photo from the Department of Tourism

Philippines' 'more fun' slogan in 2019 to focus on sustainable tourism

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The Philippines will be marketed as 'one of the pioneering countries for sustainable tourism,' the Department of Tourism says

SUSTAINABLE. The Department of Tourism says the campaign slogan will still be retained but will be focused on sustainable tourism. Screengrab from YouTube/DOT Philippines

PH tourism breaks record, hits 7.1 million | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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Philippines breaks tourism record in 2018 despite Boracay closure

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:10 PM

South Korea remains the top source market, while China is the 'most improved' as it overtakes the United States for the second spot

SURFING SPOT. La Union is considered as a top surfing spot in Luzon. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Visayas, Mindanao airports get P2B in proposed 2019 budget

Aug 12, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The new Bohol International Airport receives the biggest chunk at P754 million

NEW AIRPORT. The new Bohol (Panglao) International Airport is almost complete. Photo from the Build Build Build Facebook page

Philippines hits 3.7 million foreign tourists mid-2018

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Foreign tourist arrivals increase by 10.4%, compared to the 3.3 million recorded for the January-June period last year

TOURIST ARRIVALS. Foreign tourists pass health declaration checklist in NAIA. File photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Wanda Teo: 'High time' to shut down 200 erring establishments in Boracay

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:26 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says the possible closure of businesses in Boracay would have 'limited impact' on the Philippine tourism industry

SAVE BORACAY. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says the 'massive cleanup' of Boracay should start now. Malacanang file photo

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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CAMP WELCOME. 4th Infantry Division officers welcome President Rodrigo at the 4ID Advance command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Cesar Montano to head Tourism Promotions Board

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says Cesar Montano – President Rodrigo Duterte s choice not hers – is expected to take his oath on December 15

Foreigners nabbed for 'sex on Boracay beach'

Nov 19, 2016 - 1:53 PM

According to the police an immigration officer approached the suspects who were both naked to stop doing the act

WATCH: 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' takes over London railway station

May 27, 2016 - 10:52 AM

The DOT dominates the London Waterloo station to invite the station s travelers to come to the Philippines through banners video screens photo op stations virtual reality goggles and more

Screengrab from YouTube/PDOT London

Filipino wedding planners tapping into overseas market

Jun 10, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Top PH wedding planners group holds first expo in OFW populated Singapore

ADB oks $12.7-M tourism grants for PH

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:25 PM

The Canadian government funds the financial aid meant to boost jobs for youth in the tourism sector

TOURISM GRANTS. The Asian Development Bank has approved two technical assistance grants to help improve the Philippine's tourism industry. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike. 3.0 © Eugene Alvin Villar, 2007

Reviving the country’s King of the Road

Sep 29, 2012 - 11:06 AM

An Australian almost brought home with him a jeepney but realized it would never be able to replicate the Filipino experience of riding one The jeepney is the Philippines

Tourism boss gets CA nod

Sep 05, 2012 - 3:12 PM

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez finally gets the nod of the bicameral Commission on Appointments