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'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

Mon Jimenez, Duterte in Time Magazine, Cosby and Polanski | Evening wRap

May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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NBI files graft complaint vs ex-DOT chief Jimenez over P1-B ad campaign

May 04, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'We believe these "charges" are meant to draw public attention away from the current controversy involving the current Department of Tourism leadership and PTV4,' says former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez

WATCH: DOT releases 'Experience the Philippines' ad

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The Department of Tourism unveils its second TV commercial titled Sights

WATCH: DOT launches new ad campaign with family-focused TVC

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Tourism sticks to the It s More Fun in the Philippines slogan but adds a twist

PH to make Mindanao global tourist spot in 2017

Jan 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We will bring Mindanao to global tourism this year Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre says

DIVING SPOT. Tourists from Hong Kong enjoy diving in Dapitan City. Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Diving Group

Changes to come for DOT PH campaign

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:22 PM

The Department of Tourism is already working on a new campaign slogan to replace It s More Fun in the Philippines

London's Hawksmoor restos now serving 'The Filipino Burger'

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The Filipino Burger features prizewinning chef Richard Turner s own take on the famous pork adobo served with pork chicharrones and coconut vinegar

TURNER'S TAKE ON PORK ADOBO. The grilled pork pattie is topped with chef Richard Turner's take on the Filipino pork adobo

Incoming DOT secretary: 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' to be retained

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

We will retain it because it has already attracted tourists to come to the Philippines says incoming Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo

Screengrab from YouTube/DOT Philippines

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

[Executive Edge] 24-year old CEO invites you to see the Philippines

Mar 02, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Many foreigners do not come to the country just because of campaigns like ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines ’ FlipTrip CEO April Cuenca tells us why

4 reasons why entrepreneurship is ‘more fun in the Philippines’

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Read and be convinced that it is worth your time to become an entrepreneur in this archipelago

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

DOT: 'No partnership' with rumored Napoles-linked 7107

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:45 PM

The tourism department distances itself from the 7107 International Music Festival as talk of links to Napoles money goes around

Dive, eat and explore Mindanao

Dec 18, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Mindanao has always been a mystery Discover and unravel the beauty of this island Dive dine and discover Mindanao


'It's more fun' ad wins Japan award

Jul 26, 2013 - 8:12 AM

The Department of Tourism s campaign gets a nod from Japanese readers

NUMBER ONE FOR FUN. The Department of Tourism's campaign allows anyone to create their own version of it. Image from

Tourist arrivals up 10% in Jan-April

May 30, 2013 - 8:37 PM

The government cites increased travel demand during summer and the success of its tourism campaign as reasons for the growth

Pinoy fashion, vintage style: Maximum impact

May 03, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Check out fashion expert Guada Reyes s first Rappler contribution From here on we go high fashion every week baby

GOOD ENERGY, GREAT OUTPUT. All all-Filipino team put this all-Filipino designer fashion editorial together. #PinoyPride

15 countries that can boost PH tourism

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:06 PM

China is the top tourism spender in the world says the United Nations World Tourism Organization

BIG SPENDERS. The Philippines must tap the world's biggest tourism spenders to boost tourist arrivals and revenues. Photo by AFP

PH 'rising star' in travel, tourism

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Philippines jumps 12 notches in the World Economic Forum s 2013 Travel and Tourism Industry Competitiveness Index

Online booking for underground river opens

Feb 17, 2013 - 4:20 PM

Tourists may plan their trips to the world famous site even before they book their hotels and flights

ONLINE BOOKING. Tourists can now reserve slots online to visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Screenshot of

PH misses 2012 tourism target; China, EU issues cited

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM

This 2013 the Philippines is hoping the Chinese market the 4th biggest source of tourists to the Philippines will make a comeback and contribute to the 5 5 million goal

#PHTravel: VIDEO: Proposals -- more fun in the PH

Jan 17, 2013 - 10:31 PM

The Department of Tourism releases the video in time for Valentine s Day

WHAT ELSE IS MORE FUN IN THE PH? DOT's new video will show you. Screen grab from YouTube (DOT Philippines)

Conde Nast lists PH in top 2013 destinations

Jan 02, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Conde Nast Traveller names the Philippines one of its 10 hottest travel destinations for 2013

Social Media wRap: 'Gangnam,' Ampatuan, and a Pinoy White Christmas

Nov 25, 2012 - 12:18 PM

The week of November 16 23 saw the commemoration of the Ampatuan massacre a new definition for White Christmas and a new YouTube record

Ayala, Caktiong, other biz leaders team up for PH promo video

Nov 19, 2012 - 9:01 AM

Key business personalities in the Philippines are behind a new online video shown to potential foreign investors

Vitug Vlogs: It's more unhappy in the Philippines

Oct 19, 2012 - 6:24 PM

Despite the tourism department’s promotional tagline “It’s more fun in the Philippines ” Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug says a United Nations report suggests otherwise

'It's More Fun in PH' official AVP now out

Oct 01, 2012 - 4:44 PM

The Department of Tourism has released the official AVP for its It s More Fun in the Philippines campaign

Framegrab from the "It's More Fun in the Philippines" AVP.

Social media: force for nation-building

Sep 26, 2012 - 9:01 AM

How can social media be a force for nation building? Panelists discuss this at the Social Good Summit

Where we rediscover ourselves and others

Sep 24, 2012 - 3:22 PM

The real power of social media is its ability to validate or invalidate personal conviction

DOTC Secretary Ramon Jimenez

Aquino: Pocket open skies, infra boosting tourism

Jul 13, 2012 - 4:05 PM

President Aquino says the pocket open skies policy and infrastructure projects are improving tourist arrivals

Cultural heritage tourism can create new jobs

Jul 11, 2012 - 5:33 PM

Cultural heritage tourism can be a driving force for employment creations say officials

'Lolong' is world's biggest captured croc—Guinness

Jun 25, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Lolong s record is expected to boost tourism of sleepy Mindanao town

PNoy tells Londoners: It’s more fun in PH

Jun 06, 2012 - 9:41 AM

President Aquino leads a photoshoot for the It s more fun in the Philippines tourism campaign in London

President Benigno Aquino III and Tourism Sec Ramon Jimenez inside a double-decker bus during a photoshoot for the "It's more fun in the Philippines" tourism campaign in London, June 5, 2012. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Cebu Pacific in-flight magazine among world's best - CNN

May 10, 2012 - 3:49 PM

CNN ranks Cebu Pacific s Smile among the world s best in flight magazines

Tourism chief: Yes, we placed ads on CNN

May 02, 2012 - 10:39 AM

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez says the government placed ads on CNN at about the same time that the cable channel featured the Philippines

'It's More Fun in the Philippines' 1st TV ad now out

Apr 30, 2012 - 8:35 PM

Take a look at the first TV ad for DoT s It s More Fun in the Philippines campaign

2012 Binibining Pilipinas bloopers you didn't see

Apr 16, 2012 - 9:56 AM

These are some of the un aired bloopers in the 2012 Binibining Pilipinas coronation night

'It's more fun in PH' takes global stage

Mar 04, 2012 - 3:45 PM

For the first time the Philippines new tourism campaign will be pitched at a major travel trade show

Digital marketers take tourism campaign to next level

Jan 26, 2012 - 9:38 PM

The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines IMMAP will launch a social sharing site to help keep the new It s more fun in the Philippines campaign thriving

PNoy: It's fun in the Philippines!

Jan 24, 2012 - 7:07 PM

President pitches tourism slogan

GROUNDBREAKING. President Aquino graced the groundbreaking of an aviation training facility of Cebu Pacific and Canada's CAE in Clark on January 24, 2012. Photo from Cebu Pacific

Citizens submit 'It's more fun in the Philippines' photo memes

Jan 07, 2012 - 5:11 PM

Movers inject their own spin and share their own pictures

Completing the sentence

Jan 07, 2012 - 1:18 PM

The new tourism campaign is an exercise in citizenship identity optimism truth

Theodore Te

Same tagline as 60-year-old campaign? So what, says DOT chief

Jan 06, 2012 - 4:12 PM

On Twitter and Facebook netizens say the slogan is either not original or plagiarized

COPIED? OR COINCIDENCE? The vintage 1951 ad for Switzerland found by netizens, using the tagline "It's More Fun in Switzerland." Screengrab from OR COINCIDENCE? The vintage 1951 ad for Switzerland found by netizens, using the tagline "It's More Fun in Switzerland." Screengrab from

#1ForFun: A sneak preview

Jan 06, 2012 - 1:19 PM

A taste of the new DOT promo video you re not supposed to see yet

PREVIEW. Tourism Sec. Ramon Jimenez watches a sneak peek of the local tourism ad for the #1ForFun campaign. Photo by Katherine Visconti.

Tourism ads through the years

Jan 06, 2012 - 11:50 AM

A sampling of Philippine tourism videos through the years

New tourism campaign out: Philippines is 'fun'

Jan 06, 2012 - 10:35 AM

The international line is ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ while the line for Filipinos is ‘ 1forfun