Category: Travel

DOT holds Philippine visa reforms convergence

MAKATI, Philippines— In anticipation of the surge of foreign tourists coming into the Philippines this summer season and following President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s directive for the implementation of electronic visa systems, the Department of... Read More | Share it now!

Costa Cruises in Manila

Costa Allegra Southeast AsiaThe Philippines expects to welcome 18,000 cruise passengers this year from 15 visits of Costa Cruises, Europe’s top cruise company.

In a statement, the Tourism Department said the figure is almost twice the 10,000 passengers from Costa Cruises who visited Manila last year.

“Cruise ship tourists are a valuable segment of our arrivals as they come from the high-spending, silver markets of Europe and the US. I am pleased to note that beginning October of this year, Costa Cruises will upgrade to a bigger vessel that carries twice the number of passengers on board,” Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said.