4.8M foreign tourists visit PH from January-July

September 10, 2019 MANILA– The steady growth of Philippine tourist arrivals is evident with the 4,852,107 foreigners who visited the country from January to July 2019, a 12.36 percent growth from the same period last year, according to latest figures released by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat attributed the continuous upsurge […]

Bengzon sworn in as new DOT Undersecretary for Dev’t

MANILA, Nov. 29 — Former Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary for International Promotions, Benito Bengzon Jr. on Thursday was sworn in as the new Undersecretary for Tourism Development. DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr administered Bengzon’s oath of office at the DOT Office of the Secretary at its central office in Makati City. His wife […]

7 tourism service providers in Region 12 vie for 2014 Tourism Star Awards

GENERAL SANTOS — Tourism stakeholders in Region 12 have endorsed seven tourism service providers in the region for this year’s Tourism Star Awards Philippines. Nelly Nita Dillera, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 12 director, said Wednesday the seven nominees were among the 55 from various parts of the country that made it to the final […]

Above treetops, a zip-line thriller

By Rosa May de Guzman LAKE SEBU, Philippines — Raring to get her fix on the day of Hearts, Jane Agreda, 38, pursued her husband Nonoy and their four school-aged children out to an adventure that has become a tourist attraction for locals and foreigners on holiday in South Cotabato. “For a change, we’d spend […]

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