Ilocos Norte launches Phase II of “Ridge and Reef”

Ilocos Norte officially launched Phase II of reopening for tourism within the “Ridge and Reef Travel Corridor” at the Robinsons Place Ilocos, San Nicolas. Phase II of the “Ridge and Reef” is the amplified inter-regional travel bubble that includes other provinces and regions in Luzon as tourist generating areas. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette…

HSMA, DOT, TPB launches GPSTV and “Go Philippines, Soar High!” initiative

The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), in partnership with the Department of Tourism, and the Tourism Promotions Board, officially launched a pioneering collaboration to reignite the tourism sector through television broadcast. “Go Philippines, Soar High!”, aptly named GPSTV was launched on September 23, 2020, live via zoom and on the GPSTV facebook page. “Go…

Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Holds Biggest Tourism Sale of 2020

Hotel marketing group takes initiative to stimulate demand in anticipation of eased restrictions. With the gradual lifting of quarantine restrictions around the country,  Filipinos are raring to pack their suitcases and travel, albeit more cautiously, to once again enjoy the country’s beautiful destinations with families and friends. The Department of Tourism recently came up with…

Travel and explore the world through literature

The Department of Tourism recently announced that international travel is unlikely this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t explore foreign shores altogether. Digital travel platform Agoda.com has found a way for you to travel in the time of quarantine and physical distancing – through the delights of storytelling. Pass the time throughout the extended…

Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones named TPB’s new COO

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), warmly welcomes its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones. A Career Executive Service Officer since 2010, Atty. Velasco-Allones brings her extensive civil service management expertise to TPB. Prior to her appointment, she served as…

DOT leads bayanihan movement to “Save Our Spots”

Driven by a vision towards sustainability, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches a bayanihan movement called “Save Our Spots (SOS)” to instill a culture of responsible tourism and to involve more people to act for the welfare of our domestic tourism industry. “This movement calls for each individual to do their part in acting as…

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Gears Up For Global Competitiveness

To achieve its global competitiveness goal and attract more travelers, visitors, and investors, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), is conducting a series of Tourism Marketing Educational Seminars among participants from DOT Regional Offices and local government units (LGUs), which kicked off in Batangas City this…