PH’s recovery in travel, tourism hot topic in Routes Asia 2022

PH RECOVERY. DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning Woodrow C. Maquiling Jr. speaks during the Routes Asia “Panel Trends Discussion: Tourism Rebound – Future Travel” in Da Nang, Vietnam on June 6-8, 2022. The Philippines’ impressive ranking as the world’s fourth fastest-growing economy in 2021 was one of the topics discussed during the event. (Photo by DOT) … Continue reading



Prepare requirements for seamless PH travel, int’l tourists told

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday reminded foreign tourists planning to visit the Philippines to prepare all entry requirements for seamless travel. The statement came as the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued Resolution No. 160-B, … Continue reading


DOT says PH ready to welcome fully vaxxed foreign tourists

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  WELCOME BACK, TOURISTS. Tourists frolic under the sun in Boracay in this undated photo. Starting February 10, fully vaccinated international travelers are allowed entry into the country, provided that they present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. (PNA photo by Joey Razon) MANILA – The country’s tourism … Continue reading


PH halts inbound tourism for public health, safety

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan (File photo) MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday supported the pandemic task force’s decision to suspend the entry of foreign tourists to the Philippines, saying public health and safety remain a priority. The Philippines originally planned to allow the entry of fully vaccinated foreigners … Continue reading


Boracay Island gets world-recognized ‘safe travel’ stamp

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   SAFE HERE. Boracay gets a World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp for destinations, formally awarded by the DOT on Wednesday (July 8, 2021). The resort island is known for its long stretch of white sand beach. (Photo by DOT Philippines/Denison Manuel) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Boracay Island just became one of the … Continue reading


PH bans entry of foreigners from 6 more countries

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippines has added six more countries to the list of nations covered by temporary travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, Malacañang announced on Wednesday night. “The Office of the President, upon the joint recommendation of the … Continue reading

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DOT backs expanded travel ban amid new Covid-19 variant

File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its full support for the implementation of more stringent entry protocols in view of the confirmed new Covid-19 variant. “While we favor the resumption of inbound travel to stimulate economic recovery, we value above all else the health and safety of our people. … Continue reading


El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT

El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second … Continue reading


Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told

Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang reminded tourists planning on visiting Boracay Island to comply with the “test-before-travel” policy as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the reminder after the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that … Continue reading