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                    [Title] => Philippines needs P45B investments annually for tourism – Salceda
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The Philippine government should invest approximately P45 billion yearly to maintain and sustain the growth of the country’s tourism industry,  Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda said.  He said the amount should be invested to further expand the capacity of Philippine destinations and the development of various tourist facilities.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-27 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1475310 [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1524455 [Title] => Philippines, Mexico agree to promote tourism [Summary] =>

The Philippines and Mexico signed bilateral agreements during the recently-concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit promoting active tourism between the two countries.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-21 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1475310 [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1507848 [Title] => Philippines voted chair of UN tourism body in East Asia Pacific [Summary] =>

The Philippines is set to lead the East Asia and Pacific region in tourism development as chair of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP).

[DatePublished] => 2015-10-06 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1475310 [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1497076 [Title] => Davao eyes increase in international tourist arrivals [Summary] =>

Davao, one of the safest cities in the Philippines and in the world, is eyeing an additional 20 to 30-percent increase in international tourists over the next three years.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-07 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1475310 [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1495247 [Title] => International expo puts spotlight on Philippines as a diving haven [Summary] =>

The Philippines will be put on the spotlight as a diving haven as it hosts the Diving and Resort Travel Expo Philippines 2015 (DRT Show) that also aims to promote trading, export business, and environment conservation.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-02 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1475310 [AuthorName] => Louise Maureen Simeon [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/business/business-main/20150903/DRT.jpg ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1368904 [Title] => DOT urged to spend P3.6 B on roadside restrooms [Summary] =>

Sen. Ralph Recto called on the Department of Tourism (DOT) to use part of its P3.6 billion in annual travel tax collection to finance the construction of public restrooms across the country, particularly along the roads going to areas frequented by tourists.

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-14 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1500820 [AuthorName] => Marvin Sy [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20140914/roadside-restroom-5.jpg ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 835057 [Title] => 'More fun' campaign lures more tourists [Summary] =>

Malacañang yesterday welcomed the sustained increase in the number of tourist arrivals in the country following the launch of the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign.

[DatePublished] => 2012-08-05 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804901 [AuthorName] => Aurea Calica [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 830291 [Title] => DOT gains global support from top PATA executives [Summary] =>

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has gained the worldwide support of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in promoting the country as a global tourism destination.

[DatePublished] => 2012-07-22 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Travel and Tourism [SectionUrl] => travel-and-tourism [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 796479 [Title] => Philippines strengthens information, risk reduction for tourists [Summary] =>

The government launched today the tourist information and emergency response counters to ensure the safety of the visitors in the country's popular tourist destinations.

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The tourism and public works and highways departments are working hand-in-hand to boost the tourism industry in the country with an aim to achieve 10 million foreign visitors by 2016, a senior government official said today.

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