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DOT Bicol expects influx of foreign tourists in 2015

THE BICOL University Dance Troupe showcases “Bicol Pastores,” the Bicolanos’ musical reenactment of the story of Nativity, during the regional launching of the Department of Tourism’s “Visit the Philippines 2015” at the Oriental Hotel, Legazpi City, Albay. 

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Bicol said they expect P1.2 million foreign tourists to visit the six Bicol provinces of Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Catanduanes in 2015.

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

Tourism execs cry SOS for Cagsawa ruins

THE CAGSAWA ruins is a favorite tourist spot in Albay. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Tourism officials said restoration work must soon be done on the centuries-old Cagsawa Church ruins as it is in danger of collapsing should there be a strong earthquake or typhoon.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Vigan on list of ‘New7Wonders Cities’

WORLD WONDER The heritage city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur province, known for its Spanish-era mansions and cobblestone streets, braces for more tourists after its inclusion in the New7Wonders Cities of the world. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The mood was festive in this heritage city in Ilocos Sur province from Sunday night to Monday dawn as local officials mingled with residents to await its fate in the race for the New7Wonders Cities of the world.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating


A report claiming that Palawan province’s main tourist draw, the Underground River, is deteriorating has prompted an investigation by the UN body that granted it the status of a World Heritage Site.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Calabarzon prepares for tourism surge, challenges of Asean 2015

BORAWAN Island in Padre Burgos town, Quezon province DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The tourism industry in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces) region has enjoined the active participation of all stakeholders to strengthen its position for the expected surge of local and foreign tourists in 2015.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »