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


Members of the House of Representatives, took on a Road inspection Trip during their session break last June 1-6, 2017 in the North Luzon. The goal of the North Luzon Inspection Trip (NLIT) was to assess the current condition of roads and other infrastructure in the North Luzon that will allow the lawmakers to determine continue reading


On April 8-9, 2017, twenty restaurants in Tuguegarao have hosted the bloggers and social media influencers in collaboration with the Department of Tourism which aimed to present the local and authentic dishes offered by participating restaurants in the city. More so, the first-ever Cagayan Food Crawl with the theme “Flavors of the Philippines” was a continue reading

Caledonian Sky Cruises the Batanes Islands

The Island Province of Batanes recently played host to its first cruise ship from Zegrahm Expedition – the M/S Caledonian Sky last March 17, 2017. Having gone around the Philippines for years now, it is the first time that the Caledonian Sky dropped its anchors along the shore of the Northern Philippine Islands of the continue reading

Cagayan Valley Captivates Visitors to Ultimate Adventure

Words simply will not do justice to describe the God-given beauty of Cagayan Valley as far as Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo is concerned, even as she invited foreigners and Filipinos alike to come and experience the “ultimate tourist adventure” in the northernmost region. Teo hailed the rise of Cagayan Valley (Region 2) as one of continue reading

DOT’s newly appointed official vows to boost Agri-Eco Tourism

The newly appointed Undersecretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Silvino Tejada said on Tuesday that he will push through reforms to boost the agritourism and ecotourism in the country while helping the department achieve its six-year tourism development plan. Speaking in a press briefing, DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo said she has confidence in continue reading