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Boosting tourism is ‘day-to-day tending,’ like in a garden–Jimenez

GUESTS at the formal opening of Museo Orlina included Margie Moran and TourismSecretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. ALEC CORPUZ

“Never consider more than one day at a time. That’s Rule No. 1,” says Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. during a brief interview at the opening of the Orlina Museum in Tagaytay.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Restored links, ads luring more tourists to PH, says EU envoy

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EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines may become the new destination of choice for more European tourists, with the return of direct air links between Manila and Europe and the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “fantastic and amazing” global campaign that has reached the region, the European Union’s (EU) envoy to the Philippines has said.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Heads up, travellers–‘Drive Tourism’ is here

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CLOCKWISE, from left: Ground-breaking of Subic Children’s Road Safety Park attended by conference officials Roberto Garcia, Ramon Jimenez, Mina Gabor, and Jean Dodt; Philippine and foreign delegates face the media; Kontra-Gapi dancers and musicians led by Edru Abraham (standing in background)

There are many kinds of tourism: Sports tourism, health and wellness tourism, “extreme adventure” tourism, dive tourism, cruising tourism, retirement tourism, and even English-as-a-second language tourism.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Jan.-Oct. 2013 tourist arrivals rose by 11%

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A group of Chinese tourists pose for pictures in front of the monument of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at a Manila park. The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers. AFP FILE PHOTO

Visitors from South Korea, the United States and China comprised the biggest chunk of the almost 4 million tourist arrivals in the country from January to October last year, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Scuba divers name PH, Malaysia best destinations in Pacific, Indian Oceans

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Frolicking among the fishes beneath the waves is one of the many pleasures that await visitors of what has been considered as among the best diving destinations in the world. INQUIRER PHOTO

As summer sizzles, the Philippines has been named the best diving destination in the Pacific and Indian Oceans together with Malaysia, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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