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DOH, DILG and DOT give public gatherings green light


The Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Tourism (DOT) announced, in a joint statement, that it is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetings and festivals as long as all precautionary measures identified by the DOH are observed.

The joint statement, signed by the three cabinet secretaries, clarifies the DOH's Advisory on Concerts and Other Public Events and Gatherings issued last February 07, 2020.

"The clarification bodes well for the tourism industry given that the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sector is a huge contributor of tourism revenues and jobs. The MICE business has a long value chain involving the accommodation, transportation, food, recreation and retail sectors. It is critical that MICE events already firmed up for the year continue to be mounted with the DOH protocols strictly heeded," said DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

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DOT: 1st PHL SHOPPING FEST KICKS OFF MARCH 1st

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Department of Tourism (DOT) and partner malls and associations announced on Wednesday it’s all systems go for "The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival".

— Wednesday, February 19, 2020

DOH, DILG and DOT give public gatherings green light

The Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Tourism (DOT) announced, in a joint statement, that it is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetings and festivals as long as all precautionary measures identified by the DOH are observed.

— Tuesday, February 18, 2020

2019 International arrivals exceed target with 8.26 million visitors to the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The year 2019 is deemed celebratory for Philippine tourism as international visitors numbering 8.26 million, exceeded the 8.2 million annual target set in the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) for 2016-2022.

— Monday, February 17, 2020

DOT welcomes lifting of Taiwan travel ban

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the lifting of the travel ban on Taiwan to minimize the impact of the nCov global scare on the local tourism industry.

— Friday, February 14, 2020

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND TOURISM CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP), which represents the country's tourism stakeholders, assure the public, especially our foreign and domestic tourists, that the Philippines remains a safe destination for travel.

— Sunday, February 11, 2020

Relive the history of Intramuros city with augmented reality app Experience Philippines

February 3, 2020 – Tourists and culture buffs can now immerse themselves in the past of Intramuros via their mobile phones. Experience Philippines, an augmented reality application available on iOs and Android, houses a treasure chest of visuals and information about the famed walled city of Manila. This innovative tourism application is a joint project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and iACADEMY, a school in Makati that offers specialized courses on computing, business, and design. To download the free app, simply key in "Experience Philippines" on Google Play or the App Store.

— Monday, February 3, 2020

DOT statement following the President's latest directive to contain the NCov

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has immediately advised its foreign offices in China to relay to all stakeholders involved in bringing markets to the Philippines on the latest directive by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to temporarily ban "the entry of any person, regardless of nationality, except Filipino citizens and holders of Permanent Resident Visa issued by the Philippine Government, directly coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions," Hong Kong and Macau, in order to contain the spread of the novel corona virus (NCov).

— Sunday, February 2, 2020

Guidelines in Handling Guests in Tourism Enterpises in the Advent of nCOV Global Health Emergency

The Department of Tourism (DOT) enjoins tourism enterprises such as accommodation establishments to take immediate protective measures to avoid, correct or remove imminent danger in areas where tourists are evidently at risk of infection.

— Saturday, February 1, 2020

Statement of the Department of Tourism (DOT)

In light of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) in the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) urges the public, locals and foreign tourists alike, to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of contracting the virus.

— Friday, January 31, 2020

Puyat eyes Isabela as top agro-ecotourism destination

ILAGAN CITY, ISABELA – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Isabela deserves to be regarded as one of the country’s premiere provinces for its very promising agriculture industry and richly-diverse natural attractions that make for a potential agro-ecotourism haven.

— Friday, January 31, 2020

Sec. Puyat to grace 2020 Bambanti Festival

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat is Guest of Honor and speaker during the Bambanti Festival on January 27-31, 2020 in Ilagan City, Isabela. Secretary Puyat will be speaking at the Festival and Street Dancing showdown on January 30 to be held at the Isabela Sports Complex.

— Wednesday, January 29, 2020

DOT allocates P340.7M for Iloilo tourism infrastructure development

ILOILO CITY–Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assured the agency's continued support to Iloilo's tourism business by earmarking a total of PHP340.7 million for the province's tourism infrastructure requirements via the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), its infrastructure arm.

— Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tourist arrivals mark 7.4M in November, up by 15.58%

MANILA–International visitor arrivals in the country continued to increase sharply last November, a momentum that indicated another record-high finish for the tourism industry by the end of 2019, according to the latest data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

— Friday, January 24, 2020

Safety of tourists is DOT's top priority – Sec. Puyat

Makati City–Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat emphasized today, January 24, that the safety and security of tourists remains the top priority of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

— Friday, January 24, 2020

DOT, CAB collaborate to enhance Air Passenger's Bill of Rights

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), in which the Department of Tourism sits as vice-chair, held its regular board meeting on January 20 to thresh out issues and discuss the implementation of rules, which airlines must abide by during emergencies and similar situations.

— Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Statement of the Department of Tourism

The Department of Tourism (DOT) strongly advises all tourism enterprises operating in all affected areas of the Taal Volcano disaster to immediately cease operations in light of DOST–Phivolcs' Alert Level 4 warning.

— Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Statement of the Department of Tourism

The Department of Tourism (DOT) joins the nation in hopes and prayers that Taal's volcanic activity would soon dissipate, as millions of lives and livelihood are imperiled by the continued eruption.

— Tuesday, January 14, 2020

DOT thanks Smart for emergency satellite phones

The Department of Tourism (DOT) extends its appreciation to Smart Communications for offering satellite (SAT) phones to regional tourism offices for use in times of emergencies.

— Thursday, January 9, 2020

DOT–DOTr meet to boost tourism infra, connectivity;Puyat to push approval of 1B for night-rated airports

CLARK, PAMPANGA – Philippine tourism and transportation officials on Tuesday convened to strengthen the tourism infrastructure convergence program to ensure that the country's tourism industry is off to another productive year with enhanced tourism infrastructure and increased connectivity.

— Wednesday, January 8, 2020

DOT Chief to visit, vows to revitalize Baguio

Manila – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat confirmed that the triumvirate of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) are slated to visit the City of Pines on Friday January 10.

— Tuesday, January 7, 2020

February 24, 2020 Career Opportunties Download
February 20, 2020 2020 DOT FOREIGN TOURISM SERVICE EXAMINATIONS Download
May 14, 2019 Career Opportunties Download
May 10, 2019 Attention: All DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators Download
April 24, 2019 Career Opportunties Download
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September 21, 2017 National Day of Protest Download
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June 21, 2017 6th UN World Tourism Org. Int'l. Conference on Tourism Statistics Video
June 21, 2017 ASEAN 2017 Website Link
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Attention: All DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators
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Regulations on Cross-border Transfer of Legal Tender Local and Foreign Currencies.(section 4)
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Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as "where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens" with the rice terraces as "the stairway to the sky."

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Boracay — AKLAN

There is an undeniable easy atmosphere in Boracay where walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. White Beach is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder! No wonder, even swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist.

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Davao — LAND OF PLENTY

"Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's premier festival and showcases the natural and cultural bounty of the land. A movable feast in August, the week-long merrymaking highlights the manifold tribal cultures of the region which are vividly expressed in traditional songs, dances, games and crafts.

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Chocolate Hills — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Chocolate Hills is a series of 1,268 perfectly symmetrical, haycock-shaped hills that rise some 30 meters above the ground. A National Geologic Monument, these unique, rock formations were cast after million years of evolution.

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Cebu — THE GATEWAY TO A THOUSAND JOURNEYS

Cebu is the traveler's fantasy of a tropical island come true - balmy weather, pristine beaches, crystalline waters, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living.

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Manila — CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

The capital of the Philippines - its heart and soul -- is Manila. It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the quaint with the modern, the mundane with the extraordinary.

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River — NATIONAL PARK, PALAWAN

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park lies in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, 81 kilometers from the center of Puerto Princesa City, but is still within the city boundaries.

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Historic City of Vigan — VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR

During the height of the Spanish colonial era in the 18th and 19th centuries, Vigan or Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan was the third most important city after Manila and Cebu.

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Nuestra Señora dela Asunción — SANTA MARIA, ILOCOS SUR

Not following fully the traditional Spanish urban town plan of situating the church as the focus of the central town plaza, the location of the Nuesta Señora De La Asunción church and convent in Sta.

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Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Among the world heritage sites in the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras have such a powerful presence that makes them one of the most outstanding places in the country.

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Church of San Agustin — PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE

The San Agustin Church in Paoay began its construction in 1604 and finally completed n 1710. This is one of the most outstanding "earthquake baroque" structure in the Philippines where the primary concern was to design the church for earthquake protection.

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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church — MIAG-AO, ILOILO

Built of local yellow-orange sandstone, the large fortress-church was completed in 1797. The church withstood typhoons and earthquakes, but it burned twice: first was during the revolution against Spain in 1898 and the second was during the Philippine-American War a few years later.

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Boracay — AKLAN

Boracay Island, with its sugary white sand beaches and azure blue waters, is located on the northwestern tip of Panay, Western Visayas.

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Pagudpud — ILOCOS NORTE

In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii.

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Mactan Island — CEBU

Lying in the heart of Cebu is the island of Mactan. This tropical-island getaway endowed with a variety of colors from its beach, hotels, resorts, nightlife, music, food, drinks will guarantee to spice up every tourist.

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Panglao — BOHOL

Panglao is a perfect for a great dive and beach holiday. It is a small island on the Philippines southwest of the bigger island, Bohol.

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Camiguin — CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Camiguin, which rhymes with "come again," has been regarded as the most beautiful island in the country. As such, it is also referred to as the Philippines "Garden of Eden."

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Pearl Farm — DAVAO

Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines.

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Puerto Galera — ORIENTAL MINDORO

Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike.

Anilao — BATANGAS

Located in the province of Batangas, it is not only ideal for poking around and observing marine life but also outstanding for macro photography.

Cabilao Island — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

The main reason most visitors come to Cabilao is diving on some of the wonderful reefs that surround the island. On the island are three resorts, that mainly cater to divers, who seek out the undisturbed reefs...

Balicasag — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Around Balicasag Island, you'll find some of the best diving locations in the Philippines.

Apo Island — NEGROS ORIENTAL

Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. It is one of the world's best known marine sanctuaries.

Malapascua Island — CEBU

As a diving destination, Malapascua was "discovered" fairly recently, only in the early 90s.

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RARE AND EXOTIC FAUNA

The game preserve and wildlife sanctuary on Calauit Island is straight out of Africa. To add to an array of endangered endemic Philippine animals are 108 African animals transported here.

UNDER WATER

The Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park teems with 300 coral species, 46 coral genera, 7 seagrass species, 71 algae species; large marine life, dolphins, marine turtles; and seabirds.

FLORA

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon Avenue boasts of about 38 species of trees and shrubs, representing 2,443 trees commonly found in Philippine forests.

AVIAN

Olango Island, "The Bird Island of Central Philippines," is a critical stopover of up to 50,000 migrating water birds flying the East Asian migratory flyway yearly.

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