Category: Featured Event

Panagbenga Festival Earns PhP15 Billion

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...

Spa Seminar

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.

Seminar for tourism executives

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.

Las Farolas Attracts 200,000 Visitors

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...

Flora Filipina 2006

Commercial growers and hobbyists have cited the great potential of the Philippines as a major exporter of ornamental horticulture products. At the opening ceremony of the Flora Filipina Expo in February 2006, the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. and the Philippine Orchid Society have committed to join together in putting the local industry at par with those of Thailand and Singapore.

flora thumbnail flora thumb preview  2 flora thumb preview 3 flora thumb preview 4

 

First Tourism Jobs Fair

At the First Tourism Jobs Fair held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 6 to 8 , Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said more than 34,000 jobs are available to college graduates in Manila, Cebu and Davao in the first quarter of 2006 alone.

Iloilo airport opens in June

May 14, 2007 – The P8.759-billion Iloilo Airport Development Project, the the first and largest of the 16 airports that are under development in the Central Philippines tourism super region, will officially open in June 2007.

Spa Industry Seminar

The Department of Tourism participated in the Spa Industry Seminar, an international spa event held at Shangri-La Mactan Island and Resort in Cebu on September 15 to 17, 2006. The country also hosted the Wellness Summit in 2007 at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City where some 500 to 800 foreign participants attended. more…