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The French government is seeking to attract at least 130,000 Filipino tourists to its numerous medieval towns & religious destinations by end of 2019. Morad Tayebi, Southeast Asian director for Atout-France, the European nation's Development Tourism Agency, said Filipino tourists in France reached around 110,000 in 2018, 44 percent of whom travelled for religious purposes. "The good about Filipino market...
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the country's airports are ready for the influx of passengers this Holy Week. CAAP said it is expecting an increase in the number of air passengers this season. In April 2018, Philippine airports welcomed a total of 5,508,498 domestic and international passengers, with 3,036,274 of them arriving and departing through the Ninoy...
The national government is serious in its bid for a sustainable tourism industry in the Philippines, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Monday as she bared that future rehabilitation efforts are seen in Siargao and Coron. This as ongoing activities in Manila Bay, Boracay, and two of the latest in Panglao, Bohol and El Nido, Palawan are underway. "We are rehabilitating...
About 70 to 75 percent of the total tourist arrivals in Dumaguete City are local visitors and mostly Filipinos. City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso Antonio on Monday said it has been a trend since around 2014 that local tourists are far greater in number than foreigners, based on reports from hotels and resorts in this capital city. “We ask them about...
The Philippines has set a record-breaking 7.1 million international tourist arrivals in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported Thursday. Data from the DOT showed that at least 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the country, the "highest ever number" in the Philippines' tourism industry, surpassing the 6,620,908 arrivals in 2017 by 7.68 percent. “This is a time that celebrates the 7.1 million...
SKY is ushering in summer this early as it partners with the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) to bring the 26th Travel Tour Expo on February 8 to 10, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Attractive travel deals, promos, and special tour packages promise to be aplenty as close to 400 exhibitors and...
Japanese visitors on board the cruise ship, MV Pacific Venus of Japan, will not just get awed by presentations during the Dinagyang Festival but will also get a chance to tour various destinations in the city and the province of Iloilo. City Tourism Operations Officer Florence King H. Erlano, in an interview Wednesday, said the cruise ship, carrying some 750...
To welcome more tourists, improve tourism base, and upgrade immigration system, Japan has started collecting departure tax of ¥1000 or PhP 485 to 490 last January 7, 2019. Moreover, for a faster and more efficient immigration processes, the Japanese government plans to use the revenue to install facial recognition gates at terminals. Also, it will be used to innovate public...
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