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Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 01:57
11 February 2014
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is launching a new set of awards for individuals who have demonstrated strong and deep commitment to the country’s tourism through excellent customer service and investment in tourism development efforts. Dubbed as DOT’S TOURISM STAR PHILIPPINES, the awards are divided into two (2) categories: (i) tourism front-liners and individuals who embody the true Filipino brand of warm hospitality, of going the extra mile in the service of tourists; and, (ii) local chief executives (LCE), a mayor or a governor, whose projects contribute positively to the tourism industry.
The individuals’ category is open to all Filipinos who have direct or indirect contact with tourists and who may belong to one of the following: (a) travel agencies and tour operators; (b) tour guides; (c) tourist transport (tour buses, taxis, kalesas, etc); (d) accommodation establishments; and (e) individual service providers that may include entrepreneurs, government employees, policemen and others who do not fall under any of the mentioned sectors. An individual nominee must exhibit Filipino quality values of hospitality; flexibility, adaptability and creativity; honesty; professionalism; and promptness.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 01:45
Typhoon Haiyan is recorded as the strongest typhoon to hit the planet in recent history. Last November 8, 2013, it devastated parts of Central Philippines. The number of lives lost and affected is unprecedented.
But ever since then, the world has been one with the Philippines in helping rebuild the nation – from sending relief goods, doing medical missions, all the way to pledging funds for the reconstruction of infrastructure.
This February 8, 2014, exactly three months after the typhoon, we want to be one in expressing our gratitude.
The Philippines says THANK YOU!
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 23:43
15 January 2014
BATANGAS PROVINCE LAUNCHES “BISITA BATANGAS”
The province of Batangas, a few hours by land from Metro Manila, presents an eyeful of discoveries for the traveller.
One can explore Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world surrounded by the mysterious depths of Taal Lake; swim and dive into Verde Island Passage and Anilao’s very own underwater Eden; marvel at Laiya Aplaya, San Juan town’s famous stretch of white sand beach; visit the many centuries-old churches, each one architecturally awe-inspiring and imbibe a bit of the rich history and cultural heritage at the Taal Heritage Village where well-preserved ancestral houses, shrines and museums display the memorabilia of many heroic sons and daughters of Batangas.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 18:44
BE A PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL AGENT!
TRAVEL AGENT TRAINING SEMINAR
Date: February 19-21, 2014
Venue: Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute, 2nd Floor Paragon Plaza, EDSA cor. Reliance St. Mandaluyong City
Inclusions: Canadian Certificate with Department of Tourism (DOT) logo, training manual, lunch, AM&PM snacks, free-flowing coffee
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:09
Monthly Philippine Fiestas with a Twist
ABOUT MABUHAY FESTIVALS: Starting January 2014, Mabuhay Restop will host a monthly Regional Festival in Rizal Park called “Mabuhay Festival,” a “fiesta” celebration highlighting a Philippine region.
1. Music & Dance – a cultural show about the region
2. Visual Arts – local regional artists work on exhibit
3. Culinary – food specialties of the region offered in menu
4. Trade – best products of the region in a weekend bazaar
5. Tourism – volunteerism tour in region
6. Nation-Building – GK efforts in the region are highlighted and proceeds of one show benefit GK
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 02:55
MURAL PAINTING CONTEST FOR PUERTO GWAPO PROGRAM
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) Port Management Office (PMO) of the City of Puerto Princesa conducted a Mural Painting Contest last December 13, 2013, to support the environmental advocacy of the City with the theme : Puerto Gwapo : Tugon sa Hamon ng Climate Change.
The Puerto Gwapo program is geared towards the preservation and maintenance of the quality of the City’s seawater and air and to facilitate cooperation among the national and local agencies in order to ensure environmental sustainability of port operations at the PMO.
Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 17:26
The Philippines remains a safe and fun destination for all tourists. Both domestic and international transport in the Philippines remain available and continue to be operational.
The Philippines has a great majority of touristic offerings, whether one is looking for natural wonders, historical landmarks, culture and tradition, arts and crafts, shopping, recreation and entertainment, among many others. Tourism activities continue in the country’s different regions, each with its own feature destinations and products.
The Visayas region, despite Typhoon Haiyan, plays host to several top destinations such as Boracay, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo, and Bacolod, which remain open for business with their respective ports of entry still accessible to tourists. Having one of the world’s longest coastlines, the Philippines offers an array of limitless attractions found all over her more than 7,100 islands.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:41