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DOT, CAB To Meet On Airline Calamity Protocol

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday said it is scheduled to discuss with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) the implementation of a calamity protocol amid the continuing unrest of the Taal Volcano. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will attend the meeting with CAB on Monday to discuss the implementation of rules that airlines must follow during times of emergencies and...

Bolinao Town Records 532K Tourist Arrivals In 2019

A total of 532,142 tourists visited this town in 2019, up by 48.12 percent compared to 359,269 arrivals the previous year. “Of the total number of tourists in 2019, 3,261 are foreign tourists while 528,881 are domestic tourists,” municipal tourism officer Mary de Guzman said in an interview Thursday. The most visited place here is the white sand beach...

Quirino Province Oks 5-Year Dev’t Plan For Governor Rapids

The provincial government has approved a five-year development plan for the eco-tourism facilities of the Governor’s Rapids, which boasts of sprawling rock formations and crystal-clear waters off Cagayan River in Barrio Bisangal here, Governor Dakila Carlo Cua said. “The natural come-on to tourists will further be developed aside from its magnificent wall of rock formations, underground and bat cave and...

DOT: Travel In Other Parts Of Luzon Remains Safe Amid Taal Unrest

Travel in other parts of Luzon remains safe and accessible amid Taal Volcano eruption on Sunday, which enveloped parts of Calabarzon (Region 4-A) with ashfall, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Tuesday. "The DOT would like to reiterate that travel in other parts of Luzon, and the rest of the country remains safe and accessible," the DOT said in...

Pujada Bay’s ‘Beauty, Cleanliness’ Surprise Foreign Validators

The two foreign validators of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW) Club were astounded at the beauty of the Pujada Bay here, as they conducted ground validation on the possible inclusion of the bay to the MBBW. MBBW founder and manager Bruno Bodard and MBBW treasurer Guy Ettiene Rousset arrived on Wednesday for the validation, and have already...

Travel Expo Puts Spotlight On Families, Offers Huge Discounts

Traveling is one of the ways for families to bond and create great memories. This is one of the things that the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) wants to highlight in its latest expo. The 27th PTAA TravelTour Expo 2020 is slated at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia (MOA), Pasay City on February 7 to 9, 2020. The...

Ilocos Needs More Tourist Guides

With the influx of foreign tourists visiting Ilocos Norte, travel operators said they are in need of more tour guides to assist guests and make their stay memorable in the province. Angel Lao, former president of the Ilocos Norte Travel and Tours Association and owner of the Travel Ilocandia, said residents who are still looking for employment may consider attending...

DOT, DENR, DILG To Inspect Baguio Rehab Program

The Department of Tourism (DOT), together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), is set to inspect Baguio City on Friday (Jan. 10) for rehabilitation. Under the initiative, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will visit Burnham Park, Wright Park, Mines View Park, Baguio City’s sewage treatment plant and Balili...

Dagupan City Offers Free ‘River Cruise’ Ride

The city government here is offering free tour to its serene and green Dawel River. The Dawel River Cruise, which was relaunched on Dec. 27, takes around 45 to 60 minutes through a thatched-roofed boat that can carry up to 20 passengers per travel. The city will add two more of this boat in the coming days. In an...

Currimao Seaport To Welcome Another Cruise Ship’s Arrival

The international seaport of Currimao is set to welcome another cruise ship on Monday (January 6), the Provincial Tourism Office said. Xavier Ruiz, tourism operations officer in Ilocos Norte, said on Friday the M/V The World with 160 passengers departed from Hong Kong and it is expected to dock at the Currimao seaport and then to Cebu and back to...

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