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International tourist arrivals to drop by 30% this year
by Catherine Talavera - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
International tourist arrivals are expected to drop by 20 to 30 percent this year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization said as it updates its assessment of the likely impact of coronavirus disease 2019...
Sweeper flights rescue stranded tourists
by Catherine Talavera - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Special so-called sweeper flights rescued over 10,000 tourists, mostly foreigners stranded in the country’s tourist spots when the government imposed the enhanced community quarantine to stop the spread of...
DOT issues guidelines for hotels under ECQ
by Catherine Talavera - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has released the guidelines for hotels and accommodation establishments during the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 p...
Financial assistance urged for hotel workers
by Catherine Talavera - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Hotel and Sales Marketing Association (HSMA) is urging the government to provide financial assistance to hotel workers on forced leave due to the implementation of community quarantine in Metro Manila amid the...
MVP unit, DOT to improve Boracay health service
by Catherine Talavera - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has partnered with Tulong Kapatid,the social responsibility arm of the MVP Group, to improve Boracay island’s health and communications portfolio.
DOT urges LGUs to clarify curfew guidelines
by Catherine Talavera - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is urging local government units to clarify the curfew guidelines for the benefit of tourism stakeholders and the public.
Month-long quarantine to affect tourism
by Catherine Talavera - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The month-long community quarantine in Metro Manila is expected to shut down the tourism industry, stakeholders said yesterday.
DOT pushes through with campaign to encourage more domestic tourists
by Catherine Talavera - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is pushing through with its domestic tourism campaign despite the confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019, emphasizing the need to continue to tourism activity to support...
P&A Grant Thornton partner shares secret to success
by Catherine Talavera - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
“Success is when you are happy and have peace of mind,” this is what P&A Grant Thornton partner Olivier Aznar said when asked about his own definition of success.
2020 tourist arrivals seen to drop by 1-3%
by Catherine Talavera - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
International tourist arrivals are expected to drop by one to three percent this year due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, with the Asian and Pacific regions projected to have the largest declines, the United...
More hotels slash rates for domestic market
by Catherine Talavera - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
More hotels are set to offer discounted rates as the push for domestic tourism amid the coronavirus disease outbreak gains traction, the Tourism Congress of the Philippines said.
As bookings drop, travel agencies cut work days
by Catherine Talavera - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease outbreak is already pushing travel agencies to cut working days due to the lesser amount of bookings, an industry stakeholder said.
Share prices tumble as virus scare lingers
by Catherine Talavera - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Share prices tumbled yesterday as fears brought about by the new reported cases of the coronavirus disease in the country continued to linger, analysts said.
Philippines e-commerce market teeming with prospects
by Catherine Talavera - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Growth prospects remain for the Philippine e-commerce market despite its slower take-off compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors, a regional e-commerce aggregator said.
DOT allocates P6 billion for measures vs COVID-19
by Catherine Talavera - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is allocating P6 billion for measures that will help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 on the tourism sector, which will strengthen the continued cooperation between the...
SE Asian e-commerce aggregator raises $10 million fund for expansion
by Catherine Talavera - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
E-commerce aggregator iPrice Group has raised $10 million in funding from a group of investors. The $10 million will help the firm improve user experience as well as grow the number of its partner merchants.
Tourism council convenes to plot measures vs COVID-19
by Catherine Talavera - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will convene the Tourism Coordinating Council tomorrow to discuss ways to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease on the tourism industry.
DOT puts nationwide mall sale on hold
by Catherine Talavera - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is postponing the month-long Philippine Shopping Festival, scheduled to begin today, as it prioritizes the safety of Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak.
Hotels slash rates to spur domestic tourism
by Catherine Talavera - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A number of hotels around the country are now offering discounted rates in support of the tourism sector’s push for the domestic market, the Tourism Congress of the Philippines said.
Luzon, Cebu named World’s Trending Destinations
by Catherine Talavera - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines continues to attract attention from the international travel community after two of its islands were named among World’s Trending Destinations by online travel platform TripAdvisor.
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