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DOT invites tourists to Visit the Philippines Again

Taking off from the success of the Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015 campaign, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016 as part of its intensive marketing efforts to establish the Philippines both as a tourist and business destination. “Visit the Philippines Again 2016 is going to be the most massive retail-focused effort the Philippines has ever made. We are negotiating with tour operators and travel agents to give incentives to returning visitors to the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said. Aside from the special packages for visitors, the DOT, together with...

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ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 Happens in Manila

The Philippines is a proud and honoured host as the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 happens in Manila on January 18 – 25, 2016. The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is an annual gathering that brings together the member countries of the ASEAN – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; to discuss innovations, trends, and developments in the tourism industry and facilitate joint policy formulations to accelerate the growth of the region’s tourism. The ATF is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. Each...

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Join the 3rd Philippine Tourism Forum

Slated on Sept. 3, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia , Pasay City, the 3rd Philippine Tourism Forum, with the theme THE BUSINESS OF TOURISM: ASEAN AND BEYOND, promises to provide a venue for learning from the experts, sharing insights with industry leaders and open discussion to accelerate the industry preparation for the ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY by the end of 2015. The event is organized by the Philippine Tour Operators’ Association (PHILTOA) and also serves as a pre-event learning activity to set the tone for its Philippine Travel Mart 2015, the biggest annual travel trade exhibition in the...

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Seminar on How To Put Up a Travel Agency in the Philippines

Exploring Travel Business Are you searching for a seminar on how to put up a travel agency in the Philippines ? There are several companies offering this kind of seminar but make sure it is  facilitated by practitioners in the industry, meaning they speak from experience and actual situations. Also, it should be entrep oriented, speakers should present a realistic analysis on how are you going to get your ROI and still enjoy your passion. Note that travel agency business is not some kind of networking business, and the products you will be selling require technical knowledge, hence the seminar should...

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The Search is Over!

  Search for Digital Tourism Ambassador winners Announcing the winners of the Search for Digital Tourism Ambassador, a contest ran from April 9 – 29, 2013 aiming to recognize travel bloggers who focus on Philippine destinations. 1st  Prize goes to Maren Mae Ilagan of wheninmanila.com . Her blog post entries were about Vigan, Sagada and Cebu. 2nd Prize is for Rogelio Gabiano Jr. of pinoytravelfreak.com. His entries were about Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon; how to travel cheap to El Nido, Palawan; and top 15 Philippine Beaches. 3rd Prize was of Jeffrey Rilles of travelingmorion.com. His entries were about his travels to Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island and his 7 supershots. The winners were chosen based on 40% social media reach using linktally , and 60% writing quality. Judges were : Ms. Janette Toral  – Digientrepreneur.com Mark Joseph Delgado – Sleek in the City Fleire Castro – Thirdteam.org The 1st prize winner will enjoy a 3days 2nights  Boracay accommodation , enjoying the Philippine best tourism destination while learning E-Commerce / Digital Marketing Project Planning / Review and joining the Digital Leader Boot Camp as conducted by the country’s top social media trainer, Ms. Janette Toral.  The 2nd prize winner will enjoy a 3days 2nights accommodation for 2 at Encenada Beach Resort.  Auniquely designed mug waits the 3rd prize winner. Thank you to all those who participated in this campaign. See you next Search!...

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