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Mindanao still a safe destination: Department of Tourism exec

Mindanao still a safe destination: DOT exec By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Mindanao remains a safe place to visit, a tourism official said on Wednesday. Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Secretary Roberto Alabado III made this remark after President Rodrigo R. Duterte warned of “very dangerous times ahead” particularly in Sulu and … Continue reading

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Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas

Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas By Saul Pa-a NASUGBU, Batangas (Philippines News Agency) — A new, adventure-filled, and nature-inspired tree top experience now beckons tourists and vacationers at the lush centuries-old Batulao forest here as part of their summer travel goals. Nestled at the 170-hectare Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa in Batulao village, … Continue reading

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DOT warns public vs. non-accredited travel businesses

DOT warns public vs. non-accredited travel businesses By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday warned the public against non-accredited entities engaged in travel and tours, airline ticketing and other travel businesses. “Recently, various reports have been received by the Department of Tourism on the proliferation … Continue reading

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36 groups get ASEAN tourism award

36 groups get ASEAN tourism award By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A total of 36 tourism enterprises in the Philippines were recognized for meeting minimum requirements set by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Standards in the Philippines. Rebecca Villanueva-Labit, director of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Office of … Continue reading

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Ensure tourism enterprises are accredited, LGUs told

Ensure tourism enterprises are accredited, LGUs told By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday reiterated calls from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to all local government units (LGUs) to ensure the accreditation of primary tourism enterprises (PTEs) in their respective areas. … Continue reading