2012

November 2012

PH will not stamp Chinese e-passport

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Wednesday, November 28, that the Philippine government has decided not to stamp its visas on China’s new electronic passport. [more]

September 2012

PATA members to celebrate World Tourism Day in Manila

Almost a thousand members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from all over the globe will celebrate the World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, not in Spain as designated for 2012 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, but in Manila. [more]

July 2012

Oldest hotel in PH celebrate 100 years

On July 4,2012, the Manila Hotel celebrated its centennial anniversary. Officially opened in July 4,1912, the Manila Hotel is the oldest premier hotel in the Philippines. [more]

Airlines allowed overbooking practice, under regulation

The DOTC-DTI-CAB has drafted Administrative Order No. 01, which sets guidelines regarding various airline obligations such as overbooking. [more]

June 2012

PH agritourism needs strong collaboration of DA, DOT

Experts during the 1st National Agritourism Research Conference in UP Los Baños agreed that agritourism in the Philippines has a long way to go before becoming an economic driver of rural communities – facing challenges in administration, policy, regulation, and product development. [more]

AIT, SEARCA organize 1st PH agritourism conference

The Tourism Foundation, inc. of the Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT), in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is holding the First National Agritourism Research Conference on June 27 – 29, 2012 at the SEARCA headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna with the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture – Tourism Linkages through Research.” [more]

February 2012

PH to capitalize on “sunshine”

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez unveiled on Wednesday DoT’s plan in building a marketing partnership with Singapore to attract more tourists to the Philippines. [more]

January 2012

Who’s Behind the ‘Fun’?

The long wait is over. The much awaited reinvention of our country’s tourism branding campaign has finally been revealed to the public just this morning. The powerful seven-word slogan – IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES – depicts what the Philippine tourism has to offer. “We need a line that is easily understood. Competitive. ‘More fun in the Philippines’ is true. Keri natin ito (Kaya natin ito),” Jimenez stated when asked about the new slogan. [more]

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