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Philippines’ tourism sector urges government aid; plots recovery

Philippines' tourism sector urges government aid; plots recovery

Philippine tourism players are joining a chorus of travel businesses and bodies worldwide calling on government to suspend taxes and extend further relief to companies embroiled in financial turmoil due to Covid-19. PATA Philippine Chapter president Bob Zozobrado said that as a third of the country enters its third week ...

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Joint tourism promotional tour eyed between Cebu, Russia

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A JOINT promotional tourism program between Cebu and Russia is targeted to be launched in November or December 2020, the country’s honorary consul to Russia announced.” data-reactid=”19″>A JOINT promotional tourism program between Cebu and Russia is targeted to be launched in November ...

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Tourism players step forth with relief for stranded travellers

Tourism players step forth with relief for stranded travellers

As travellers find their trips upended almost overnight as border closures and city lockdowns are announced across the world over recent days to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel players are finding that their business reflexes are being called to the test. Travel agents in destinations across the ...

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Russia offers PH cure for COVID-19

Russia offers PH cure for COVID-19

By Minerva BC Newman CEBU CITY — The Russian Federation, through its Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev has offered to donate a medicine that it used in treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Russia. Khovaev told the media that Russia has successfully tried an existing medicine that they ...

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Duterte leads the way to promote tourism

Duterte leads the way to promote tourism

MANILA, 12 March 2020: The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte promises to visit Boracay to promote local tourism as the Covid-19 virus decimates travel bookings worldwide. Duterte made the promise during a press briefing after a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases ...

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Magallanes at 500

Magallanes at 500

MACROVECTOR_OFFICIAL/FREEPIK By Marian Pastor Roces MADRID, SPAIN. The city brings to mind the buzz in Philippine culture, academic, tourism, and diplomatic circles about the forthcoming quincentenario of the arrival of navigator Fernando Magallanes in Samar. Five hundred years seems something: perhaps like a comet returning, lighting up the past in ...

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Tourism stakeholders: Ban tourists from China

Tourism stakeholders: Ban tourists from China

THE Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) is calling for a temporary travel ban on Chinese tourists, while the novel coronavirus continues to spread in mainland China. This developed as Bloomberg reported the Beijing government has been scrambling to contain the spread of the virus by ordering travel agencies to ...

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It’s still more fun in PH

It's still more fun in PH

(We yield this space to the joint statement of the Department of Tourism and Tourism Congress of the Philippines due to its timeliness. – Ed.) THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) which represents the country’s tourism stakeholders assure the public, especially our foreign ...

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