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South Korea taps domestic tourism to revive industry

May 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'Can we find tourism with eased social distancing? The brief answer is ‘yes’ but it’s going to be in domestic tourism and in a very limited way, very careful way,' says Korean tourism expert Wangoo Lee

Photo by Nikko Dizon/Rappler

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

DOT to release new ‘star’ ratings for PH hotels, resorts

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:08 PM

The new ratings replace the outdated classification system and will provide an official seal of quality for accommodations in the Philippines says the Department of Tourism

Body of missing CDO rafting tourist found

Jun 15, 2014 - 11:03 PM

The body of Aizza Balbin is found in a formation of limestone rocks still wearing her lifevest

FATAL ADVENTURE. Because of the incident, the Cagayan de Oro city government is rethinking the adventure rafting industry so important to its tourism. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/ Rappler

CHED lifts moratorium on business, HRM, IT courses

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Starting 2015 2016 qualified colleges will be allowed to open undergraduate and graduate programs in these 3 fields considering market uptrend and PH s lead in the IT BPO

UN tourism head: Proper tourist management can help the environment

May 17, 2014 - 5:21 PM

As tourism industries grow the environment tends to suffer There are ways to go around it – a matter of admitting what s wrong and working on mitigating the damages

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

Holy Week, Labor Day are busiest travel seasons in PH

May 10, 2013 - 11:47 PM

Holy Week and Labor Day are Filipino s favorite time to travel

NO BANS. The Philippines expects lifting of aviation sanctions from the US and the EU. AFP Photo

Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with Solaire

Mar 16, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Solaire the newly opened casino on Manila Bay is expected to place the Philippines within the radar of Asia s gaming elite

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

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

US execs impressed by PH's anti-corruption efforts but...

Jan 25, 2013 - 2:57 AM

US business man delegation visits the Philippines to discuss investment and trade opportunities

CLOSER TIES? Former American ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia, local business magnate Manuel V. Pangilinan and Ambassador John F. Maisto discuss the results of a U.S. business delegation in the Philippines during a press conference at Tower Club in Makati on Thursday, January 24. Photo by Katherine Visconti.

Philippines a 'cheap' tourist destination? 6 tourism fallacies

Nov 14, 2012 - 11:17 PM

Outgoing Philippine Travel Agencies Association PTAA President Aileen Clemente said there are 6 fallacies that prevent the country from maximizing its tourism potential