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Meralco sets installment payment for March-June bills
by Catherine Talavera - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Customers of Manila Electric Co. can expect higher electricity bills this month as it will include actual consumption for the four months of the quarantine period. However, an installment payment scheme would be...
DOT welcomes Philippines inclusion in Forbes’ Rising Stars in Travel
by Catherine Talavera - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism welcomes the recent inclusion of the Philippines in Forbes.com’s Rising Stars in Travel, saying international recognition will help the country’s tourism industry get back on...
Inbound tourism revenue falls 61 % to P81 billion in 5 months
by Catherine Talavera - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The estimated reverse inbound tourism further plunged 60.56 percent to P81.05 billion in the five months to May due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the chief of the...
Philippines targets higher-spending tourists
by Catherine Talavera - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines will be targeting higher-spending tourists as it moves forward under a new normal.
Tourism travel allowed only between MGCQ areas
by Catherine Talavera - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism welcomes the gradual resumption of tourism operations in some parts of the country, but stressed that travel for tourism purposes can only be done between areas under modified general community...
Strict enforcement of guidelines to boost tourist confidence
by Catherine Talavera - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The strict enforcement of health and safety operational guidelines is seen to help the Philippines regain the trust of tourists as a safe and viable tourism destination sooner, which will hasten the recovery of the...
Slow but sure revival of tourism pushed
by Catherine Talavera - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism welcomes the reopening of tourist destinations but thinks the revival of tourism should be done slowly but surely.
Belle profit drops 31%
by Catherine Talavera - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Belle Corp., the high-end property development arm of the Sy family, reported a 31 percent drop in net income in the first quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic as well as the eruption...
Tourists stranded in Eastern Visayas sent home
by Catherine Talavera - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Eighty-four local tourists stranded in Eastern Visayas due to the community quarantine have been sent home.
Restaurants await new rules from DOT on resumption of business
by Catherine Talavera - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is preparing recommendations for the health and safety guidelines for restaurants, cafes, and other dining establishments as it remains confident in sustaining food tourism under the new...
Hotels given new guidelines for post-COVID operations
by Catherine Talavera - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has issued health and safety guidelines for the operations of accommodation establishments under the new normal.
Hotels allowed to operate at 50% capacity under modified quarantine
by Catherine Talavera - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Accommodation establishments will be allowed to resume normal operations, but at limited capacity only once areas are placed under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ, according to the Department of ...
International body bullish on Philippines tourism recovery
by Catherine Talavera - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Travel and Tourism Council is optimistic of the Philippine travel and tourism industry’s recovery, emphasizing its impressive growth over the years, driven by strong collaboration between the private...
Tourist arrivals, revenue plunge more than half
by Catherine Talavera - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Revenues from tourist arrivals from January to April are estimated to have plunged 55 percent to P79.8 billion as the country recorded zero arrivals in April due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus disease...
Hotels with food services need DOT certification
by Catherine Talavera - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Accommodation establishments offering food preparation and take-out or delivery services are required to secure a certification from the Department of Tourism to ensure health and safety protocols are in place.
Amusement park industry prepares for new normal
by Catherine Talavera - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The amusement park and attractions industry is eviewing its policies and procedures as it adapts to a new normal due to the coronavirus.
International tourist arrivals seen to plunge by up to 78%
by Catherine Talavera - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of international visitor arrivals is projected to further decline by up to 78 percent this year due to the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic as arrivals already fell 22 percent in the first quarter,...
Philippines commits support to ASEAN tourism recovery
by Catherine Talavera - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines reaffirms its commitment to the tourism cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in line with the region’s efforts toward the recovery of the tourism sector from the coronavirus...
Travel to return gradually under new normal – WTTC
by Catherine Talavera - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The global travel and tourism sector is expected to see the gradual return of travel in the coming months under a new normal, the World Travel and Tourism Council said.
DOT seeks to reinvent MICE sector
by Catherine Talavera - May 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism said the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector may also be an opportunity for the industry to reinvent itself and...
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