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(May 15, 2013) The Philippine Department of Tourism  is reaching out to Filipinos overseas and the international market with its highly successful “It’s more fun in the Philippines” tourism promotional campaign by sending the world famous Dinagyang Street Dancers from Iloilo City to New York.. (Read more...)

Dinagyang Returns

(April  10, 2013) Situation on the Tubbataha Reefs after the grounding of the Chinese Fishing Vessel Min Long Yu...(Read more....)

Travel Advisory - Tubbataha Reef

(April 10, 2013) The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to receive a $7.1 million technical assistance grant intended to help boost industry competitiveness from 2013 to 2016 from the Government of Canada, …  (Read more....)

DOT receives $7.1M grant from ADB CIDA

(April  08, 2013) Dubbed as the “Mother of all Fiestas,” Aliwan is a three-day event organized and founded in 2003 by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC)…(Read more....)

More Fun at Aliwan Fiesta

(April 03, 2013) These digital tourist information kiosks are set to be deployed at highly visible places such as airports, hotels, malls, bus terminals, MRT, and LRT stations to cater to the travel needs of both local and international …(Read more....)

DOT IDMI to launch Fun Kiosks

(April 02, 2013) The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Municipal Government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur will hold the International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge..(Read more....)

3rd  International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge

(March 26, 2013) International visitors to the Philippines for the first two months of the year losed at another record high of 854,187 or a double-digit growth of 10.5% from… (Read more....)

PH tourism achieves back-to-back record growth

(March 21, 2013) The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) was honored as highly

commended in the Destination Marketing category during the recent 11th Routes Asia Conference and Exhibition…      (Read more....)

PH reaps awards at Routes Asia

(March 14, 2013) Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan is part of the long list of activities and events slated in 2013 to celebrate the accomplished and heroic life of Andres Bonifacio…  (Read more....)

DOT NHCP launch Byaheng Bonifacio

(March 06, 2013) The beauty of the Philippines keeps shining through as White Beach, Boracay tops the list of TripAdvisor.com’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 - Best Beaches in Asia 2013 holding on to this crown for the 3rd year in a row   (Read more....)

PH recognized as a top destination

(March 05, 2013) The Department of Tourism (DOT) is elated over the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) report lifting the Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs)… (Read more....)

DOT statement regarding ICAO report

(March 05, 2013) President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed the law rationalizing the taxes paid by international carriers in the country.    (Read more....)

Briefer on the CCT Rationalization Law (RA 10376)

(March  05, 2013) The Department of Tourism (DOT) won the Best Booth Display during the Thai International Travel Fair held on 14 – 17 February 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand…(Read more....)    

PH 'More_Fun' tops Thai International Travel Fair

(March 05, 2013)  The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the President’s signing into law the rationalization of the Common Carriers Tax (CCT) that was imposed on international air carriers…(Read more....)

DOT statement regarding CCT

(February 15, 2013) The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the City Government of Puerto Princesa, Palawan have teamed up for the launch of a new online booking system for local and foreign tourists…(Read more....)

DOT & Puerto Princesa City launch New Online Booking System

(February  04, 2013) ASEAN Tourism Ministers meet to accelerate regional cooperation . A more robust intra-ASEAN travel is seen to happen in the future as the ASEAN tourism leaders…. (Read more....)

ASEAN Tourism Ministers meeting

(January  23, 2013) The Philippines welcomed a total of 4,272,811 foreign visitors in 2012, posting a 9.07% increase from 3,917,454 visitors in 2011…Read more....)

PH tourism breaches 4M visitor arrival mark

(January 22, 2013) Fresh from winning the Best Tourist Destination award from Oriental Morning Post, the Philippines is cited anew as The Most Romantic Destination by another media group, Shanghai Morning Post. ….(Read more....)

China finds PH not only more fun but also most romantic

(January 21, 2013) Lagen Island Resort was recently awarded in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice awards, as part of the “Top 25 Hotels in the Philippines.” The Travelers' Choice awards… (Read more....)

Lagen Island Resort (El Nido Palawan) Award

(January 11, 2013)  The Philippines was ranked 2nd by Conde Nast Traveller, which cited the country for having “7,000 of the most heavenly islands in the world…(Read more....)

PH Fun reaps global recognition

(May 09, 2013)  Arabian Travel Market (ATM) , the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism exhibition, has named the Philippines  as the recipient  of the New Frontiers Award 2013 during a special seminar event  held on the second day  of the show.          

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Philippines recognized for efforts after 2012 typhoon

(March 8 to 14, 2013 Asian Journal issue)   The Philippines has moved up 12 notches to 82nd spot in the World Economic Forum’s  Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2013 report, owing  to the government’s strong push for tourism.

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Travel and tourism competitiveness; PH up to 82nd place

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