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By: Lakbay Pilipinas  09-12-2011
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Thirteen top Russian artists embark on a 20-day cultural journey to the Philippines, called, “To the Islands of Sampaguita,” as part of the Creative Expedition to the Philippines – 1st ASEAN Culture Capital to paint the wealth of bio-cultural diversity of our country’s habitat, heritage, history, language and creative industry. This project was organized in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Russia in an effort to strengthen bilateral relations with Russia through trade, tourism, and culture.


Philippine Paintings

Posted on 20 September 2011.

The Department of Tourism’s recently approved budget of P1.7 billion for this year until 2012 is not enough to support all of its projects and campaigns but the department will judiciously make do with what it has to fulfill its role.


Miss Universe 2011 Philippine Delegate Shamcey Supsup

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is giving all out support to the promotion domestic tourism through the Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) in September, organized by Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA).

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will continue to build on the industry-leading Korean tourist market with its participation in the 14th Busan International Travel Fair (BITF) on 02-05 September, as well as other joint promotional activities.

The Philippines was hailed the “Honeymoon Destination of the Year” in the 2011 China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards, affirming the confidence of Chinese industry executives in the Philippines as a destination for Chinese tourists, according to the Philippine Embassy in Beijing.


Coron Palawan – A Honeymoon Destination

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will host the 11th Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX 2011) on August 30 to September 02, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center.


Philippine Travel Exchange 2011

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will banner leisure tourism as it seeks more inroads into the European outbound tourism market at the Otdykh Leisure 2011 and International French Travel Market (IFTM) TopResa 2011 fairs in September.


Club Paradise in Coron Palawan

The Department of Tourism (DOT) office in Tokyo and Mini Stop, a major convenience store chain in Japan, recently launched “Hello Summer Campaign 2011” aimed at promoting travel to the Philippines during the summer months in the said country.


Boracay Philippines

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is in the forefront in campaigning for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as the Philippines’ bet to the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7WN).


Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Department of Tourism’s Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) announced this morning the seven (7) top bidders who successfully met the strict criteria for the formulation of a Philippine country brand. A total of 26 companies heeded the government’s call for the submission of brand design bids to the DOT SBAC.


Philippine Tourism Branding

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09-12-2011

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Open to all interested parties aged 18 and above who want to represent a Philippine destination, the campaign aims to ignite the sense of nationalism among the youth sector and to answer the tourism industry’s need for destination guides.


09-12-2011

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In view of this new ecotourism trend, the owners of Arena Island, a four-hectare private island in the coastal municipality of Narra, Palawan, are inviting interested investors to join them in exploring the potential of this one-of-a kind island that will let visitors sail off the beaten-path. There is a growing market for exclusive travelers or luxury tourists in search for unusual places and spots that are not yet too commercialized.


09-12-2011

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The EU included the Philippines in its 13th updated list of countries with carriers banned from EU airspace, as a precautionary decision based on the US Federal Aviation Administration’s downgrading of the country’s safety rating to Category 2 and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s concerns on aviation safety regulators.


09-12-2011

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The first of CCCI’s tourism brochure showed eco-tourism trails that tour operators and other tourism stakeholders can introduce to local and foreign tourists. The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched its first tourism brochure Thursday to help show other attractions in Cebu aside from its beaches. Old Church in Southern Cebu.


09-12-2011

Lakbay Pilipinas | Archive | Philippine Festivals

The Department of Tourism’s Office of Product Research and Development with the provincial government of Camarines Norte, Power Play Events Management, MOJO Slippers and sandals are spearheading the holding of the 3rd Bagasbas Summer Surf Festival on April 9 to 11.