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Boracay losses estimated at P500M

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Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Boracay Island’s tourism industry lost an estimated P500 million in revenues in just four days following the issuance by China of a travel advisory telling its citizens to avoid visiting the Philippines following the kidnapping of a Chinese national, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Confusion fills air over balloon festival

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A HOT AIR balloon takes off as the sun rises during the 2012 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Freeport. JUN MALIG/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Conflicting information on the upcoming hot air balloon festival in Lubao town in Pampanga province is creating confusion among people, including netizens.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOT hires Tacloban’s tourism students

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Angel Mae Basibas, a 19-year-old tourism student of ABE College here, has found a way to continue her schooling after storm surges brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” washed away her parents’ jeepney and store—the family’s sources of livelihood—along with their house and other belongings.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Clark hot air balloon fest vanishes into thin air

This former United States air force base will not host the annual hot air balloon festival this year, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOT execs, workers told to return bonuses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

State auditors have asked officials and employees of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to return P162.4 million in bonuses and allowances they received in 2011 and 2012.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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