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Bohol's chocolate hills nominated as one of 7 UNESCO geoparks

Bohol, with its world-famous Chocolate Hills, is one of seven considered geoparks recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's Global Geoparks Council (UNESCO). The other six are from Indonesia Ijen, Maros Pangkep, Iran, Waitaki Whitestone, New Zealand, Kinabalu, Malaysia, and Khorat, Thailand. According to the Council, these sites are being reevaluated and invalidated....

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Ageing Hollywood sign to get a facelift

In a place where ageing is frowned upon and facelifts are common, even the sign that proclaims Hollywood to the world is joining in. The nine-letter landmark that beams down on Tinseltown turns 100 years old in 2023, and like the time-defying actors and actresses it watches over, it looks pretty much the same as it has for decades.

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Israel eyes tourism exchanges with PH

Israel has expressed interest in participating in projects run by the Department of Tourism in the Philippines and other countries. Ambassador Ilan Fluss paid a courtesy visit to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and spoke with her about the idea of starting flights between Israel and the Philippines.

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DOT 11 names Davao de Oro as an important tourist

The province of Davao de Oro has been designated as an essential tourist destination in the Davao Region by the regional office of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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Go grand at this year's Pasigarbo sa Sugbo with Airbnb

OsmeƱa Boulevard will erupt in colors and festivities once again as Cebu's magnificent 'Festival of Festivals' makes its much-awaited comeback this year on August 28. A total of fifty festivals are joining this year's Pasigarbo sa Sugbo making it the biggest and grandest to date! #In60words

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Bacolod estimates 600K tourist arrivals by the end of 2022

The Bacolod City Tourism Development Office anticipates between 500,000 and 600,000 tourist arrivals by the end of 2022, as Bacolod continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data, as of Thursday, approximately 19,000 guests arrived in the city in January 24,000 in February 35,000 in March 38,000 in April 46,000 in May and 57,000 in June. #In60words...

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Tourism job opportunities in Thailand await Filipinos -DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that thousands of jobs in the hospitality industry of Thailand, particularly in the accommodation sector, would soon be available to the Filipino tourism workforce. #In60words

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PNP orders enhanced security in tourist spots

The Philippine National Police (PNP) ordered all police chiefs and station commanders to increase police visibility and crime prevention measures, especially in tourist spots.

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Bora, Palawan and Cebu, among

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) applauded the naming of the country's three island destinations among The 25 Best Islands in the World by the New York-based travel magazine Travel Leisure (TL).

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Tourism industry figures in PH improve in 2021

The Department of Tourism (DOT) hailed the improvement in tourism industry figures in 2021 based on the record of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). According to the PSA, employment in tourism-related industries increased by 4.6%. This is equivalent to 4.9 million in 2021 compared to 4.68 million in 2020. Internal tourism expenditure also increased by 16.3%....

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DOT touts future farms as promising gem of tourism sector

The Department of Tourism foresees the future farms as the next sustainable tourist attraction in the country as it offers pandemic-weary travelers a refreshing environment and new experiences.

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DOT keeps the fun going with SOS campaign, gamified challenges

For responsible people around the world, there are few things as important as the need to be responsible when it comes to tourism tourism is both a source of hope and a source of danger for some of the world's most beautiful areas.

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DOT promotes Mindanao tourist destinations under one banner

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has recently launched the Colors of Mindanao campaign as it positions the Philippines second largest group of islands that is home to a great many diverse cultures, landscapes, and gastronomy.

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BI Arrival, departure operations for Christmas smooth sailing

The Bureau of Immigration said that international arrival and departure in our airports was smooth sailing during the Christmas season. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that although a handful of flights were added, the volume of passengers remained manageable during Christmas Eve and Christmas day itself.

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BI implements updated ban on Red List countries

The Bureau of Immigration said it will be implementing the restriction placed on travelers from South Africa and 13 other countries amid the threat of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The BI also reminded airline companies to carefully check documents of travelers to ensure that only those who can enter the country may be allowed to fly.

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