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More proof: Hotel chain Marriott International will open 25 new hotels in the country in the next five years.
“It’s More Fun in The Philippines” is the Philippines’ tourism slogan. And it seems we can expect more fun in the country’s travel and tourism sector.For this year alone, data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) show that foreign tourist arrivals climbed ...
 
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Bukas Quiapo isn't your ordinary kind of tour.
A lot comes to mind when one thinks of Quiapo—and it isn’t all good. From wholesale goods to less wholesome goods, you can buy pretty much whatever you want at the busy shopping district. This also means though that this downtown district isn’t exactly ...
 
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The charming cabinet secretary is currently the darling of the media and the rest of the nation.
The rain is pouring in torrents. It’s a bleak Saturday afternoon, and after an extremely hectic work week, it is clear Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat would much rather be in bed. But she had committed to attending the launch of ikotMNL ...
 
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More and more cities are at the risk of being “loved to death,” writes The Telegraph.
You’ve seen them at tourist spots like the Louvre in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and even White Beach in Boracay—swarms of vacationers flocking to a single attraction, posing for pictures in every corner imaginable.The official name of the global problem ...
 
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Some of the Philippines' biggest names in business are at the opening of the "world's first resort airport."
Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s second terminal has just been unveiled.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of Cebu-Mactan International Airport's Terminal 2 today. He was joined by board chairman Srinivas Bommidala, president Manuel Louie Ferrer of GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), and Department of Tourism Secretary ...
 
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Many of Manila's pioneer establishments had their beginnings in Escolta.
Let us transport you to Old Manila in the 1930s.Welcome to Calle de la Escolta—definitely the main haunt of the fashionable set in the early 20th century. Weekends have become much more exciting with many new establishments embellishing the avenue. Trendy business ...
 
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Make a difference in the Philippines... one travel destination at a time.
More than 100 million Filipinos live on the 7,600-plus islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Despite bolstered tourism efforts, many parts of the Philippines, as well as the respective cultures of their islands, remain unknown to the greater international community.To this ...
 
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If this ad doesn’t have you packing your bags, we don’t know what will.
As of late, Philippine tourism ads have been, errrr, rather problematic, from the one titled Sights, which was pulled out due to accusations of plagiarism, to the cheesy Anak ad. Now it looks like we've finally gotten it right—and it's a provincial tourism board ...
 
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The viral video that shows how it's more fun in the Philippines.
The controversial ad by the Department of Tourism (DOT) caused quite a stir, but if there's anything good that came out of it, we think it's this unofficial video that truly justifies the beauty of our country! And would you believe us if ...
 
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The Internet has your back, McCann.
At this point, the whole drama between the Department of Tourism and McCann Worldgroup Philippines has become popcorn entertainment. The former published a very public, very uppercase-lettered breakup statement—which the latter had no clue about until the Internet went wild. Since then, McCann has issued ...
 
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McCann responds.
This article has been updated with McCann Worldgroup Philippines' response.After embarrassing accusations of plagiarism over the latest "Experience the Philippines" campaign, the Department of Tourism has officially cut ties with their agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines.Published on Rappler and written in shouty uppercase letters, ...
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