1st North PH Tourism Forum & Career Fair

DOT sets event in CAR for human capital dev’t The regional office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) here is practically turning tourism into a convergence platform for human capital development. DOT Regional Director Marie Venus Q. Tan is organizing a pioneering event that will generate jobs and livelihood in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), continue reading

What’s old is new again for Madrid Fusion Manila 2018

MAKATI, Philippines –Traditional cooking techniques and native ingredients will be at the spotlight for the fourth serving of the Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) 2018. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo announced during the MFM 2017 Appreciation Gathering that next year’s theme for the culinary festival is “Innovating Tradition”. “The chefs of today’s world are continue reading

Bring Home a Friend for the Holidays

MANILA – The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) today said the launching of the new “Bring Home A Friend” (BHAF) program is timed with the onset of the traditionally long Christmas season. “We would like to close the year strongly for the tourism industry in terms of visitor arrivals and carry the momentum into the continue reading

DOT steps up PHL tourism promo in Canada

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Department of Tourism Secretary (DOT) Wanda Tulfo-Teo said Filipinos await for Canadians to discover how it’s more fun in the Philippines. Teo made the call during the Philippine Tapestry Gala night held as part of the Mabuhay Philippines Festival last August 22 to 27 during which she also announced the reopening continue reading

Capturing the Colorful and Exciting 28th Philippine Travel Mart

The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) is now stepping up in the biggest travel trade exhibition for the promotion and marketing of domestic and inbound tourism through the yearly Philippine Travel Mart. The national event aligns to the celebration of the 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN in which the Philippines is the host country. The continue reading

Tourist arrivals up by 12.7% in the first half of 2017

Manila, Philippines — Philippine tourism may yet realize its full potential as a top dollar-earning industry even as the legislature strongly agreed to boost next year’s budget of the Department of Tourism (DOT), including a P1 billion marketing fund. This surfaced as lawmakers rallied behind DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo to mount an “all-out promotion campaign,” continue reading

Piat Cagayan celebrates 28th Sambali Festival

The municipality of Piat in the Province of Cagayan celebrated its 28th Sambali Festival with various activities to offer. The said festivity is a week-long celebration that started on the 23rd of June and ending on the 2nd of July, the feast day of Nuestra Señora de Piat. One of the highlights of the week-long continue reading


Tourist arrivals as of March 2017 registered  an increase of 9.96 %  over the same quarter of  2016. Tourist arrivals totaling to 219,292 is composed of 148,647 domestic and 70,645 foreign. Data source for tourist arrivals are from the accommodation establishments within the region. Same day visitor arrivals for the provinces in the valley was continue reading