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PH records 8.26-M int’l arrivals in 2019

PH records 8.26-M int’l arrivals in 2019 MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — International visitors to the Philippines in 2019 reached 8.26 million, a 15.24 percent growth over 2018’s 7.16 million arrivals. Almost all months, except January, registered double-digit growth rates, the largest of which was August at 27.54 percent while December recorded the highest volume … Continue reading

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Currimao seaport to welcome another cruise ship’s arrival

Currimao seaport to welcome another cruise ship’s arrivalBy Leilanie Adriano LAOAG CITY (Philippines News Agency) —The international seaport of Currimao is set to welcome another cruise ship on Monday (January 6), the Provincial Tourism Office said. Xavier Ruiz, tourism operations officer in Ilocos Norte, said on Friday the M/V The World with 160 passengers departed … Continue reading

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10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M

10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the continued upward trend in Philippine international tourist arrivals, tallying over 6.8 million visitors for another double-digit increase for the first ten months of the year. According to the monthly report released by the DOT, the … Continue reading

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PH launches tourism microsite for SEA Games visitors

PH launches tourism microsite for SEA Games visitorsBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Visiting athletes and delegates in the Philippines can now access the newly launched tourism webpage for Southeast Asian (SEA) Games visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Tuesday. The tourism microsite (philippines.travel/seagames2019) will help SEA Games visitors — … Continue reading

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DOT, LGUs identify 4 major projects for Siargao Island

DOT, LGUs identify 4 major projects for Siargao Island By Alexander Lopez BUTUAN CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Four major priority investment projects have been identified by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 13 (Caraga) and the local government units (LGUs) of Surigao del Norte province to be implemented in Siargao Island. The projects, under DOT’s … Continue reading

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House launches ‘CONG-TOUR’ vlog to promote Philippine tourism

House launches ‘CONG-TOUR’ vlog to promote PH tourism By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The chairperson of the House Committee on Tourism on Monday announced the launch of a video blog (vlog) called Congressional Tour (CONG-TOUR) in a bid to promote tourism in the Philippines. In a privilege speech during plenary session, … Continue reading