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With the event's abrupt cancelation by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, the WSFC team isn't happy
South Korea and China remain the Philippines' top source markets for foreign tourists in the 1st quarter of 2019, with a double-digit growth for China
The goal of the province's Tourism Masterplan for Callao Cave is to develop it as a premier ecotourism destination and conservation area
The figure is slightly higher than the number of visitors during the 1st quarter of 2018. A little over half of tourists are foreigners, mostly from China and South Korea.
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
Northern Mindanao is home to 3 of the Philippines' 8 ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas 'known for their unique biodiversity and ecosystems, wilderness, and outstanding values' – one of them in Camiguin
He's the name behind Singapore's refreshes National Day Parade theme song and more
China and Korea account for 80% of the total international tourist arrivals from January to March 2019, based on figures released by the Malay Municipal Tourism Office
Get to know the homegrown indie singer-songwriter behind Singapore’s refreshed 1987 National Day Parade theme song, “We are Singapore" and more
Tourism officials in Batangas attribute the increase in tourist arrivals to 'faith tourism'
Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat promotes 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' in Europe
Chinese tourists made up nearly half of the foreign visitors to Boracay in the first two months of the year, data from the Department of Tourism in Boracay show
Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says Catriona is the perfect tourism ambassador for the country
The Department of Tourism launches a custom-made font called Barabara, inspired by lettering seen on jeepneys
Paris city authorities demand a fine of 12.5 million euros ($14 million) against Airbnb for 1,000 properties without a registration number that were identified by local officials
The Philippines will be marketed as 'one of the pioneering countries for sustainable tourism,' the Department of Tourism says
Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
South Korea remains the top source market, while China is the 'most improved' as it overtakes the United States for the second spot
Here are a few things about the new titleholder from the Philippines
The 11 millionth visitor, a Japanese doctor, arrived Sunday, December 30 in what Taiwan's tourism bureau described as 'a new landmark'
From the Philippines to the Universe, Catriona presents 'This is the Philippines'
President Duterte's environment, tourism, and interior secretaries assure the residents of this Palawan town there will be ‘no closure but only rehab’
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will be in El Nido town on November 28 to meet with local officials
Mimaropa's top tourism official thanks EcoWaste Coalition for pointing out that releasing balloons is harmful to the environment
More than 4 months after the tragic incident, Thai authorities were able to retrieve the Phoenix using a 1,000-ton crane ship hired from Singapore
'I'm putting on notice everybody,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech at a festival in Puerto Princesa City
Local officials hold a dry run of a proposal to limit the number of tourists and kayaks that can enter the lagoons
This month, two heart-pumping events await thrill seekers in the Lion City
PRESS RELEASE: The course will run from February 7-23, 2019 and application is open until October 31, 2018
Child safety watchdog ECPAT Philippines urges Malay officials to ensure that 'child protection mechanisms are in place and functioning' when Boracay reopens to tourists on October 26
Fueled by passion and a no-nonsense, go-getter attitude, Mark Ong was able to do the things he loves most while building a homegrown brand now known around the world
Around 43 couples at a government-sponsored mass wedding are among the first to sample the 24-foot wedding cake
Humans have not set foot on the moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of US national pride. Only 24 people in history have ever been to the moon.
Tourism officials have asked airlines to reduce flights to Caticlan and Kalibo in Aklan, since Boracay can only accommodate a limited number of tourists per day
Zara wins the inaugural pageant held in Indonesia
The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force is implementing a 'No Compliance, No Opening' policy to ensure that establishments follow rules and regulations
Despite advocating promotion of cruise shipping industry, the Maritime Industry Authority assures that it will be 'uncompromising' in enforcing strict policies for accreditation
Environment officials urge business owners or authorized representatives to personally process their certifications, business permits, and clearances at the one-stop shop in Boracay
The one-stop shop will now be open until September 7 instead of the initial August 25 deadline
Tulfo refuses to answer how much the government owes his production company Bitag Media
'Wala ho sa isip ko magsasauli kasi wala akong ginawang ilegal. Papanindigan po namin ang kontrata, legal po ito. Wala po kaming ginawang illegal,' says Ben Tulfo during a Senate hearing
Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am
The new Bohol International Airport receives the biggest chunk at P754 million
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat also pledges to put up health facilities in tourist destinations in coordination with the Department of Health
Filipino-Italian swimmer Gaia Trimarchi, 7, dies after being stung by a box jellyfish in Caramoan, Camarines Sur
The Tulfos are supposed to return the payment because of a Commission on Audit notice of disallowance, but this can still be appealed
Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead
Auditors say it was costly and unnecessary for Montano to bring along his two assistants in most of his trips. Non-related personnel also got to travel to tourism events.