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Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as "where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens" with the rice terraces as "the stairway to the sky."

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Boracay — AKLAN

There is an undeniable easy atmosphere in Boracay where walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. White Beach is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder! No wonder, even swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist.

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Davao — LAND OF PLENTY

"Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's premier festival and showcases the natural and cultural bounty of the land. A movable feast in August, the week-long merrymaking highlights the manifold tribal cultures of the region which are vividly expressed in traditional songs, dances, games and crafts.

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Chocolate Hills — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Chocolate Hills is a series of 1,268 perfectly symmetrical, haycock-shaped hills that rise some 30 meters above the ground. A National Geologic Monument, these unique, rock formations were cast after million years of evolution.

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Cebu — THE GATEWAY TO A THOUSAND JOURNEYS

Cebu is the traveler's fantasy of a tropical island come true - balmy weather, pristine beaches, crystalline waters, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living.

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Manila — CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

The capital of the Philippines - its heart and soul -- is Manila. It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the quaint with the modern, the mundane with the extraordinary.

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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River — NATIONAL PARK, PALAWAN

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park lies in the Saint Paul Mountain Range, 81 kilometers from the center of Puerto Princesa City, but is still within the city boundaries.

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Historic City of Vigan — VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR

During the height of the Spanish colonial era in the 18th and 19th centuries, Vigan or Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan was the third most important city after Manila and Cebu.

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Nuestra Señora dela Asunción — SANTA MARIA, ILOCOS SUR

Not following fully the traditional Spanish urban town plan of situating the church as the focus of the central town plaza, the location of the Nuesta Señora De La Asunción church and convent in Sta.

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Banaue Rice Terraces — IFUGAO PROVINCE, CORDILLERA

Among the world heritage sites in the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras have such a powerful presence that makes them one of the most outstanding places in the country.

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Church of San Agustin — PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE

The San Agustin Church in Paoay began its construction in 1604 and finally completed n 1710. This is one of the most outstanding "earthquake baroque" structure in the Philippines where the primary concern was to design the church for earthquake protection.

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Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church — MIAG-AO, ILOILO

Built of local yellow-orange sandstone, the large fortress-church was completed in 1797. The church withstood typhoons and earthquakes, but it burned twice: first was during the revolution against Spain in 1898 and the second was during the Philippine-American War a few years later.

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Boracay — AKLAN

Boracay Island, with its sugary white sand beaches and azure blue waters, is located on the northwestern tip of Panay, Western Visayas.

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Pagudpud — ILOCOS NORTE

In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii.

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Mactan Island — CEBU

Lying in the heart of Cebu is the island of Mactan. This tropical-island getaway endowed with a variety of colors from its beach, hotels, resorts, nightlife, music, food, drinks will guarantee to spice up every tourist.

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Panglao — BOHOL

Panglao is a perfect for a great dive and beach holiday. It is a small island on the Philippines southwest of the bigger island, Bohol.

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Camiguin — CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Camiguin, which rhymes with "come again," has been regarded as the most beautiful island in the country. As such, it is also referred to as the Philippines "Garden of Eden."

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Pearl Farm — DAVAO

Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines.

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Puerto Galera — ORIENTAL MINDORO

Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike.

Anilao — BATANGAS

Located in the province of Batangas, it is not only ideal for poking around and observing marine life but also outstanding for macro photography.

Cabilao Island — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

The main reason most visitors come to Cabilao is diving on some of the wonderful reefs that surround the island. On the island are three resorts, that mainly cater to divers, who seek out the undisturbed reefs...

Balicasag — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

Around Balicasag Island, you'll find some of the best diving locations in the Philippines.

Apo Island — NEGROS ORIENTAL

Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. It is one of the world's best known marine sanctuaries.

Malapascua Island — CEBU

As a diving destination, Malapascua was "discovered" fairly recently, only in the early 90s.

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RARE AND EXOTIC FAUNA

The game preserve and wildlife sanctuary on Calauit Island is straight out of Africa. To add to an array of endangered endemic Philippine animals are 108 African animals transported here.

UNDER WATER

The Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park teems with 300 coral species, 46 coral genera, 7 seagrass species, 71 algae species; large marine life, dolphins, marine turtles; and seabirds.

FLORA

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon Avenue boasts of about 38 species of trees and shrubs, representing 2,443 trees commonly found in Philippine forests.

AVIAN

Olango Island, "The Bird Island of Central Philippines," is a critical stopover of up to 50,000 migrating water birds flying the East Asian migratory flyway yearly.

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Amidst a fiesta themed celebration, the general public welcomed the rebirth of the Bring Home a Friend to the Philippines (BHAF), aimed to help raise inbound tourism figures and spur more economic activity.

"Tonight marks an important milestone for all of us in the Department of Tourism as we unveil the most anticipated return of a widely successful incentive travel program which was first launched by former Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor in 1994, the Bring Home a Friend," said DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.

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Growing Chinese arrivals drive more global premium brands to invest in DFP

Cannes, France — "The Philippines is in a position to join the ranks of countries whose Duty Free industry is expected to grow by an average of 40 percent in the next decade," said Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo at the recently-concluded 2017 Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit held at Cannes, France.

— Monday, October 9, 2017

DOT sees rise in French tourist arrivals

PARIS, FRANCE — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo leads the Philippine delegation to the biggest French travel expo, "IFTM Top Resa," in Porte de Versailles, making a powerful pitch for the country as a safe and fun destination.

— Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Walled City revival wows 23k visitors

INSPIRED by Wow Philippines' revival program, the Department of Tourism (DOT) opened gates of Intramuros, attracting more than 23,000 visitors at Walled City's iconic landmarks as part ...

— Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cebu to host Routes Asia 2019

BARCELONA, SPAIN - At the sidelines of this year's World Routes 2017 Forum, Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo expressed pleasure as UBM World Routes ...

— Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Teo asserts PHL role in world tourism

TOKYO — The Philippines will always be a partner in the worldwide effort to protect the environment and ensure the sustainability of the tourism industry, said Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.

— Friday, September 22, 2017

"Bring home a friend" for the holidays - Teo

The Department of Tourism (DOT) today said the launching of the new "Bring Home A Friend" (BHAF) program is timed with the onset of the traditionally long Christmas season.

— Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What's old is new again for Madrid Fusion Manila 2018

MAKATI, Philippines - Traditional cooking techniques and native ingredients will be at the spotlight for the fourth serving of the Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) 2018.

— Monday, September 18, 2017

September 21, 2017 National Day of Protest Link
August 9, 2017 Bid Opportunities Link
July 2017 Career Opportunties Download
June 21, 2017 6th UN World Tourism Org. Int'l. Conference on Tourism Statistics Video
June 21, 2017 ASEAN 2017 Website Link
January 6, 2017 2017 Market Dev’t. Group Calendar of Travel Fairs and Selling Missions Link
2017 National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2022 (26.6 mb)
2016 ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan, 2016-2025 (1.06 mb)
2014 National Ecotourism Strategy and Action Plan, 2013-2022 (11.9 mb)
2014 Gender Took Kit for Tourism (21.2 mb)
2014 DOT Manual on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) System (1.81 mb)
2014 Tourism Guidebook for LGUs (4.3 mb)