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DOT banks on PH twinning with Asian destinations

San Jose, CA—With Asia Pacific quickly rising to popularity as a preferred destination among travelers from the US, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has set its sights on ‘twinning’ Philippine destinations with those of other countries in the region. Speaking to 40 Asian-American travel agents and media representing Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan; representatives from See More


The Department of Tourism - Philippines is excited to host the freediving workshops of world champion Guillaume Néry this July and August, 2017. There would also be a meet and greet for fans in Mactan, Cebu on July 20, 2017. Click here for more See More

Discovering the boondocks in the Philippines

We often hear the term boondocks or boonies to describe a remote location or somewhere isolated—the outskirts, secluded surroundings, the rustic or backwater side of the tracks, picturing a tranquil place and hearing only the echoes of birds in our heads. Little do most people know that this expression was coined more than half a century ago and to anyone’s surprise, it’s not in the United See More

Philippine Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo invites you to the 11th Ambassadors Tour this July 11-16, 2017

[embed]https://youtu.be/bM8Lz4Lae-4[/embed] Join the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour! This one-of- a-kind tour caters to Filipino-Americans and travelers from the United States to experience and have fun in the Philippines in a whole new way. The participants, led by the Philippine Ambassador, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors will have the opportunity to reconnect with their Philippine roots, See More

Tourism Ministers to Grace UNWTO Confab in Manila

MEDIA RELEASE 2 June 2017 Manila, Philippines -- United Nations World Tourism Organization International (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb D. Rifai has confirmed his participation at the 6th United Nations World Tourism Organization International (UNWTO) Conference on Tourism Statistics happening in Manila from June 21 to 23. According to Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon See More

UNWTO to push forward with the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism in Manila on 21 June

Press Release Madrid, Spain 2 June 2017  PR No. 17071 UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Manila yesterday. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Filipino people. "The Philippines is one of the most consolidated tourism destinations in the world. We are See More

DOT Touts Filipino Resiliency, Sees Tourism Recoup

MEDIA RELEASE 31 May 2017 The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed confidence in the resiliency of the country’s tourism industry and its strength to weather any adverse effect of martial rule in Mindanao. “This is just a temporary setback. We express full confidence in in our Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP),” Tourism Secretary Wanda See More

Why an out-of-country trip is the best gift for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your mom and give her something extraordinary. While sales and discounts on high-end bags and luxury perfumes can be enticing, ditch the material things and look for something irreplaceable. Here are five reasons why you should consider travelling with your mom on her special day.   Spending quality time with your mom can be See More

Best souvenir Sagada: A tattoo from the Philippines’ oldest artist, Apo Whang-od Culture

With technology rapidly changing, traditional culture is gradually being forgotten. While the city life can bring all your aspirations in life, it can certainly break the wild soul within you. Sometimes all you need to divert your busy schedule from falling apart is through experiencing a laid-back adventure travel where you can’t be disturbed. A meaningful trip to Sagada may be just the place See More