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DFA: Saudi tourists in the Philippines reach record-high

Growth of visitors in the Philippines from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Infographics from DFA.

The arrival of visitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is at an all-time high, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement Tuesday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH tourism plan unveiled, targets 10M foreign, 56M local travelers by 2016

ROMANCE IN SAILS  Tourism department’s latest ad on one of the fun ways for tourists in the Philippines CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism, recently unveiled the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP), which has set a target of 10 million international visitors and 56 million domestic travelers by 2016.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4M tourists had fun in PH–DOT


A grand total of 4,272,811 tourists visited the Philippines in 2012, the first time the foreign visitor mark breached four million.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

It’s more romantic in PH, ask China

ROMANCE IN SAILS  Tourism department’s latest ad on one of the fun ways for tourists in the Philippines CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It’s more romantic in the Philippines. Just ask China.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tourism executive brags: Travelers out of Naia in 25 minutes flat

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cartoon, january 3, 2013

It has been branded over and over as one of the world’s worst airports. But Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) has a little known advantage that even top-rated airports in the West don’t offer. And a local tourism official hopes to spread the word around—and abroad.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese tourists returning to Philippines—DOT

Boracay. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

More and more Chinese are coming to the Philippines again following a slowdown arising from the deepening of the territorial dispute between Manila and Beijing over the Scarborough Shoal early this year.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH woos millionth South Korean visitor

CREATIVE MINDS, SPONTANEOUS HUMOR  Filipinos all over the world contributed to the more-fun campaign of Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez. Photo By Bryan Macabales/contributor

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday announced that it was wooing the Philippines’ one millionth visitor from South Korea with “exciting” tour packages that include round-trip business class air tickets, prime accommodations and tours in the best beach destinations in the country.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Like Chickenjoy: Fast-food chain to help tourism dep’t sell PH

chicken joy

When he was appointed tourism secretary, advertising executive Ramon Jimenez said the Philippines would be as easy to sell as Jollibee’s Chickenjoy.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOT reinvents ‘dyip’ to boost tourism


Art may help the Philippines’ original “King of the Road” reclaim its old glory.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOT wants more money for promotional materials

tourism fun logo

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is seeking an additional P500 million from Congress for “more aggressive” promotional materials to help further boost tourist traffic into the country by yearend.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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