The Department of tourism (DOT) aims to promote cultural spots, rather than the numerous white sand beaches dotting the country's 7,000 plus islands, according to a report by GMANews. "This year we are going beyond the sun and sea destinations. We want to highlight our cultural and heritage sites as well as health and wellness destinations," Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim was quoted as saying.
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President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 84, which identified the holidays in 2011. This goes against the previous administration’s practice of moving the holiday to the nearest Monday to enable workers to enjoy long weekends. The previous administration pursued the so-called holiday economics which encouraged people to visit tourist destinations during long weekends.
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, trooped to the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City on Saturday nights from February 12 to March 12, 2011, to witness the dazzling display of fireworks dancing to the tune of popular music.
The Second Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in 2011 put on an amazing shower in the sky of explosive colors and electrifying music, best viewed at the Seaside Boulevard at SM Mall of Asia.
Participating countries include South Korea, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia and the Philippines.
The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) offcially opened in Subic Bay on March 23, 2011. The school is the first institution of its kind that in the ASEAN region that provides both short-term courses (seven days to three months) and facilities that inspire and encourage quality of tourism human resources, environmental and cultural conservation, marketing and product development strategies on sustainable tourism.
President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 295, identifying Philippine holidays in 2012, and scheduling them near weekends, to give workers enough time to visit their families in the provinces. Under the proclamation, there will be at least six long weekends during 2012.
Panagbenga, Baguio City’s flower festival, proved to be the country’s most lucrative, tourist attraction. After being able to usher in at least 4 million visitors, the government-backed, community-led festival which was also shown worldwide...
The Department of Tourism will participate in the Spa Industry Seminar, an international spa event to be held at Shangri-la Mactan Island and Resort in Cebu on September 15 to 17, 2006. The country will also host the Wellness Summit in 2007 at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City where some 500 to 800 foreign participants are expected to attend.
A world-class theme park and wakeboard facility site are now under construction on a 250-hectare property in the village of Prado Siongco in Lubao, Pampanga, where the balloon festival will be held for four...
The Department of Tourism with the United Nations World Tourism Organization has recently spearheaded a seminar on managing tourism destinations with full attendance of the tourism department’s top executives.
Nearly 200,000 visitors in the last 11 months visited Las Farolas, the newest tourist and educational destination in Pasig City. Students from both private and public educational institutions in the National Capital Region and...