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Food-travel fest top bills Negrense star chefs, cuisine — Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Spectacular and ecstatic celebration ushered in Christmas week as hundreds of people joined the Kaon Na Ta Food & Travel Festival of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Bacolod City.

"Coming together for this year's finale celebration of our rich culinary diversity shows our people's unity, and love of fun and food," said DOT Undersecretary Art Boncato, Jr.

The event co-hosted by the DOT and Ayala Malls Group turned into an outrageous boodle-fight as food-loving Negrenses feasted on the extraordinary recipes concocted by acclaimed Negrense chefs for public degustation.

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Pres. Duterte to meet Japan travel industry leaders

Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat will lead a historic meeting with leaders of the Japan travel industry on May 29 at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo as a parallel event to the Philippine Business Mission (PBM) to Japan 2019.

— Wednesday, May 29, 2019

DOT's partnership with SM Supermalls sets direction on government-private sector collaboration to boost the tourism industry

For the tourism sector, shopping is no longer a secondary activity but is in fact an integral part of the tourist experience.

— Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON Proliferation of Non-Accredited Entities

Recently, various reports have been received by the Department of Tourism on the proliferation of non-accredited entities advertising services in different social media platforms for airline ticketing, travel and tours arrangement, hotel booking, and training offerings for travel business management.

— Tuesday, May 21, 2019

STATEMENT from the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Ofice of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on World Street Food Congress

We are pleased to share with you: "STATEMENT from the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Ofice of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on World Street Food Congress".

— Thursday, May 16, 2019

DOT hosts 2019 PATA Summit on sustainable tourism development in Cebu

CEBU CITY - The Department of Tourism (DOT) joined the rest of the Asia Pacific region’s cause for responsible development of travel and tourism as it hosted the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit in Cebu City.

— Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DOT gears up for tourist influx in Regional Destinations during Holy Week

The Department of Tourism (DOT), through its regional offices, has coordinated with various local government units and other concerned government agencies to ensure that tourist destinations are equipped to handle the influx of tourists and pilgrims this Holy Week.

— Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pateros Balut Festival celebrates culinary tourism, sustainable community livelihood

PATEROS – Balut is considered as one of the original Filipino exotic food. And when finding the best quality fertilized duck egg, Pateros ranks first, garnering the title of Balut Capital of the Philippines.

— thursday, April 04, 2019

DOT holds 'Philippine Harvest' March 29-31

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announces the holding of the Philippine Harvest at the Central Square Mall at Bonifacio High Street, Global City in Taguig City from March 29-31, 2019.

— Monday, March 25, 2019

MCIAA expresses support to DOT's sustainable tourism thrust

CEBU - Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), the Department of Tourism (DOT) partner in hosting Routes Asia 2019 in Cebu pledges its support to the agency's pursuit of sustainable tourism through their 50-year master plan which envisions a passenger-friendly and sustainable airport.

— Thursday, March 14, 2019

Miss Universe 2018

"She is our perfect Tourism Ambassador!"

— Tuesday, February 26, 2019

May 14, 2019 Career Opportunties Download
May 10, 2019 Attention: All DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators Download
April 24, 2019 Career Opportunties Download
January 11, 2019 Career Opportunties Download
September 21, 2017 National Day of Protest Download
August 9, 2017 Bid Opportunities Download
July 2017 Career Opportunties Download
June 21, 2017 6th UN World Tourism Org. Int'l. Conference on Tourism Statistics Video
June 21, 2017 ASEAN 2017 Website Link
January 6, 2017 2017 Market Dev’t. Group Calendar of Travel Fairs and Selling Missions Link
2019
List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of July 10, 2019
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List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of June 28, 2019
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List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of May 25, 2019
2019
Attention: All DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators
2019
List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of April 28, 2019
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List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of March 20, 2019
2019
List of Boracay Accredited Hotels As of February 27, 2019
2019
List of Boracay Accredited Hotels
2018
NVM 2018 Participation Form
2018
List of Boracay Accredited Hotels
2018
Regulations on Cross-border Transfer of Legal Tender Local and Foreign Currencies.(section 4)
2017
DOT Letter of Compliance from PCOO
2017
National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2022 (26.6 mb)
2016
ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan, 2016-2025 (1.06 mb)
2014
National Ecotourism Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2022 (11.9 mb)
2014
Gender Tool Kit for Tourism (21.2 mb)
2014
DOT Manual on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) System (1.81 mb)
2014
Tourism Guidebook for LGUs (4.3 mb)

Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as "where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens" with the rice terraces as "the stairway to the sky."

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Boracay — AKLAN

There is an undeniable easy atmosphere in Boracay where walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. White Beach is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder! No wonder, even swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist.

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Davao — LAND OF PLENTY

"Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's premier festival and showcases the natural and cultural bounty of the land. A movable feast in August, the week-long merrymaking highlights the manifold tribal cultures of the region which are vividly expressed in traditional songs, dances, games and crafts.

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Chocolate Hills — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Chocolate Hills is a series of 1,268 perfectly symmetrical, haycock-shaped hills that rise some 30 meters above the ground. A National Geologic Monument, these unique, rock formations were cast after million years of evolution.

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Cebu — THE GATEWAY TO A THOUSAND JOURNEYS

Cebu is the traveler's fantasy of a tropical island come true - balmy weather, pristine beaches, crystalline waters, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living.

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Manila — CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

The capital of the Philippines - its heart and soul -- is Manila. It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the quaint with the modern, the mundane with the extraordinary.

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River — NATIONAL PARK, PALAWAN

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park lies in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, 81 kilometers from the center of Puerto Princesa City, but is still within the city boundaries.

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Historic City of Vigan — VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR

During the height of the Spanish colonial era in the 18th and 19th centuries, Vigan or Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan was the third most important city after Manila and Cebu.

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Nuestra Señora dela Asunción — SANTA MARIA, ILOCOS SUR

Not following fully the traditional Spanish urban town plan of situating the church as the focus of the central town plaza, the location of the Nuesta Señora De La Asunción church and convent in Sta.

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Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Among the world heritage sites in the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras have such a powerful presence that makes them one of the most outstanding places in the country.

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Church of San Agustin — PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE

The San Agustin Church in Paoay began its construction in 1604 and finally completed n 1710. This is one of the most outstanding "earthquake baroque" structure in the Philippines where the primary concern was to design the church for earthquake protection.

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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church — MIAG-AO, ILOILO

Built of local yellow-orange sandstone, the large fortress-church was completed in 1797. The church withstood typhoons and earthquakes, but it burned twice: first was during the revolution against Spain in 1898 and the second was during the Philippine-American War a few years later.

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Boracay — AKLAN

Boracay Island, with its sugary white sand beaches and azure blue waters, is located on the northwestern tip of Panay, Western Visayas.

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Pagudpud — ILOCOS NORTE

In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii.

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Mactan Island — CEBU

Lying in the heart of Cebu is the island of Mactan. This tropical-island getaway endowed with a variety of colors from its beach, hotels, resorts, nightlife, music, food, drinks will guarantee to spice up every tourist.

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Panglao — BOHOL

Panglao is a perfect for a great dive and beach holiday. It is a small island on the Philippines southwest of the bigger island, Bohol.

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Camiguin — CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Camiguin, which rhymes with "come again," has been regarded as the most beautiful island in the country. As such, it is also referred to as the Philippines "Garden of Eden."

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Pearl Farm — DAVAO

Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines.

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Puerto Galera — ORIENTAL MINDORO

Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike.

Anilao — BATANGAS

Located in the province of Batangas, it is not only ideal for poking around and observing marine life but also outstanding for macro photography.

Cabilao Island — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

The main reason most visitors come to Cabilao is diving on some of the wonderful reefs that surround the island. On the island are three resorts, that mainly cater to divers, who seek out the undisturbed reefs...

Balicasag — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Around Balicasag Island, you'll find some of the best diving locations in the Philippines.

Apo Island — NEGROS ORIENTAL

Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. It is one of the world's best known marine sanctuaries.

Malapascua Island — CEBU

As a diving destination, Malapascua was "discovered" fairly recently, only in the early 90s.

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RARE AND EXOTIC FAUNA

The game preserve and wildlife sanctuary on Calauit Island is straight out of Africa. To add to an array of endangered endemic Philippine animals are 108 African animals transported here.

UNDER WATER

The Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park teems with 300 coral species, 46 coral genera, 7 seagrass species, 71 algae species; large marine life, dolphins, marine turtles; and seabirds.

FLORA

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon Avenue boasts of about 38 species of trees and shrubs, representing 2,443 trees commonly found in Philippine forests.

AVIAN

Olango Island, "The Bird Island of Central Philippines," is a critical stopover of up to 50,000 migrating water birds flying the East Asian migratory flyway yearly.

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2018 List of Accredited Tourism Enterprises

ASEAN Tourism Awards 2020

 

APEC TWG53 - Day 1 Highlights

 

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