DOT eyes better distribution of air passenger...

20 February, 2017 at 15:45

Starting this year until the end of the Duterte administration in 2022, the Department of Tourism (DOT) expects an even more equitable distribution of air-passenger traffic, as the popularity of secondary destinations in the Philippines increases.


13 December, 2016 at 08:00

I participated in last week’s Tourism Summit and was reminded again that Tourism is the economic sector with the highest potential to create inclusive growth, through employment generation and economic development in remote areas across the archipelago.

Still more fun in the Phl?

24 November, 2016 at 12:30

They are scrapping the three-year-old tourism promotion campaign that is just starting to catch the world’s attention. But it’s still more fun at the Tourism department since the new administration took over.

Business Sector Calls for a Policy Framework...

13 October, 2016 at 16:57

A joint group of business leaders and economists today called on government to carefully review the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform to prohibit the conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural purposes…

Moratorium on land conversion to derail economy...

7 October, 2016 at 13:35

Various local and foreign business groups yesterday bonded together to reject the proposed two-year moratorium on land conversion into non-agricultural purposes…

DOT rolls out comprehensive plan for cruise...

18 March, 2016 at 16:00

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has expanded its avenues to attract more tourists as it completed the National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy amid air connectivity issues in the country.

Biggest roadblock to growth: Aviation players lament...

14 March, 2016 at 09:38

Infrastructure remains the biggest roadblock to the country’s continued growth and development, even as the travel and tourism sector continues to gain momentum, global aviation players said.

Manila signs Asean protocols on aviation

10 February, 2016 at 14:22

The Philippines has finally signed protocols 5 and 6 of the 2009 Multilateral Agreement on Air Services (MAAS) that would give airlines of Asean member-states unlimited third, fourth and fifth freedom rights to operate between capital cities.

DoT backs enhanced ports for cruise ships

23 December, 2015 at 16:00

THE TOURISM department is batting for the development of ocean passenger terminals to enhance the country’s ability to host cruise ships, which capture more value for the economy than mere port calls.

DTI, DoF clash on tax incentives

10 September, 2015 at 12:43

THE FINANCE AND TRADE departments have reached a deadlock in discussions over a proposed new set of fiscal incentives given to firms operating in economic zones in the country.

‘Inferior ports stalling PH’s rise as cruise...

23 February, 2015 at 09:36

by Hannah Torregoza February 19, 2015 Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara yesterday called on port authorities to fast-track the improvement

Foreign Tourism Falls Short in Philippines

16 February, 2015 at 15:54

By TREFOR MOSS Updated Feb. 12, 2015 5:24 p.m. ET VIGAN, The Philippines—Horse-drawn carriages clatter along cobbled streets between

5M arrivals in 2014 amid travel bottlenecks

12 January, 2015 at 08:03

Posted on January 06, 2015 11:46:00 PM By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter VISITOR arrivals in 2014 totaled about 5 million, according to a

Cruise tourism posts 19% passenger growth in...

19 May, 2014 at 14:54

Cruise tourism posts 19% passenger growth in 2013 By Donnabelle L. Gatdula (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 11, 2014 – 12:00am MANILA,

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