DOT 7 chief Tamano one of Skal Tourism Personality awardees

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) 7 Director Shahlimar Tamano is one of the recipients of the 30th SKAL Tourism Personality Awardees by SKAL International Makati. He is awarded for region director category. The SKAL Tourism Personality Award recognizes individuals in the travel and tourism industry who have stood out during these unprecedented times. The recognition ceremony […]

Davao City tourism sector gears up for return of Singapore Airlines flights by Oct. 31 

DAVAO City’s tourism sector is now preparing tour packages for the first group of foreign visitors since the start of the pandemic who are expected to arrive with the resumption of Singapore Airlines’ flights by Oct. 31.   The Singapore-Davao flights will be chartered under the carrier’s “northern winter” schedule from end-October to March 6, 2022.   Singapore Airlines, through […]

Cebu tourism workers vaxxed

Ninety-three percent of workers in Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited sectors in Cebu have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the DOT 7. Records show that as of Oct. 6, 2021, a total of 7,893 active tourism workers in the province of Cebu— including the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue— have been vaccinated. These […]

Survival of the fittest

HOW are you coping after more than one-and-a-half years of lockdown? How do you survive if your industry is among those hard hit ?    Last week, the FINEX Women in Finance Committee chaired by Terrie Magleo and FINEX Director Tiffi Zulueta held a webinar “Survival of the Fittest” featuring three passionate ladies: Ryna Brito, […]

Mandalika Circuit to have Multiplier Effect on Lombok Tourism

LOMBOK, INDONESIA, Sep 22, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Mandalika International Circuit will have a multiplier effect on the development of the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the welfare of residents in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province and surrounding areas, a House of Representatives member said. The circuit is being prepared […]

Group charter scheme eyed for East Asian tourists

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism has identified South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan as potential partner countries for specialized tour groups once international travel resumes. “(We’re) looking at possibilities for maybe specialized charters that will bring various tour groups straight into destinations that are already prepared to welcome the tourists eventually,” Tourism Assistant Secretary Verna C. Buensuceso […]

4,000 Baguio tourism workers lined up for vaccination 

BAGUIO CITY, one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Luzon, is vaccinating 4,000 of its more than 5,000 tourism sector workers from Monday to Wednesday.   “Earlier, the local tourism industry stakeholders disclosed that only 454 or 8.3% of the registered 5,458 workers in the different tourism-related establishments had been vaccinated since the roll-out of the government’s […]

Vineyard tourism is a big source of carbon emissions. Want to help? Then buy more wine

IN a non-COVID year, Australia’s vineyards host more than eight million wine tourists. While these visitors benefit wine producers and regional communities, they also generate a substantial amount of greenhouse gases. If fact, our recent research showed tourist visits to vineyards comprise more than one-third of the industry’s total carbon footprint. Wine tourism — also […]

Tourism industry’s water, power use, carbon emissions plunge in 2020 

THE TOURISM industry’s water consumption, energy usage and carbon emissions declined sharply to record lows in 2020 due to the industry slowdown as a result of the pandemic, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Thursday. Preliminary results from the agency’s inaugural Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism report showed the tourism industry’s total water consumption fell […]

Editorial: On the right track

THE recent lifting of travel restrictions in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble means residents in Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces are now allowed to undertake point-to-point leisure travel to areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). This is covered by Resolution 118-A that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of […]

Tourism commission to promote scenic spots in upland barangays

TO REVIVE Cebu City’s tourism industry, the Cebu City Tourism Commission is identifying sites in various barangays to be promoted as tourist spots. Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera said the City aims to boost tourism in mountain barangays, which offer a number of possible tourist spots. The commission is currently inspecting waterfalls in Barangays Budlaan and […]

Davao Region plans bike circuits to help tourism revival as sector suffers 94% income drop in 2020

DAVAO Region’s tourism sector saw a 94% drop in revenues last year to P3.4 billion from P64.2 billion in 2019, according to data from the Department of Tourism (DoT). “That is how substantial the drop is in our tourism receipts,” Tourism Davao Regional Director Tanya-Rabat Tan said in Filipino during the One Davao virtual press […]