Dot Conducts Tourism Statistics Training for Isabela

The Department of Tourism hosted a three-day Basic Tourism Statistics Training (BTST) for the Province of Isabela last October 9-11 at the Piazza Zicarelli, Gamu, Isabela in line with the 2018 National Statistics Month (NSM). read more>>



DOT Hosts 2018 National Statistics Month

The Department of Tourism Region 2 hosted the regional launching of the month-long celebration last October 1, 2018 with the theme “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics Towards Sustainable Tourism Development”. read more>>



DOT Observes World Tourism Day 2018

The Department of Tourism, Cagayan Valley Region started the celebration of the Tourism Weekwith a Eucharistic celebration last September 21, 2018. Industry partners, other line agencies and members of non-government organizations were present during the said mass. read more>>



DOT Conducts Product Development Workshops in Northeast Coast Cagayan and Coastal Isabela

To prepare the tourism attractions for the influx of tourists, the Department of Tourism designs and implements relevant Product Development Programs in the destinations of local government units. read more>>



PH among world’s top 15 travel, tourism powerhouses: WTTC

MANILA — Out of 185 countries, the Philippines ranked 13th among the top 15 tourism powerhouses that recorded “absolute growth” within the last seven years. read more>>



Nueva Vizcaya sees more tourist arrivals

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Sept. 26 (PIA) – The provincial government here is expecting an increase on its tourist arrivals this year because of its nature and culture-based tourism attractions. read more>>



P260M Tawi Bridge to boost tourism, safety in Cagayan

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, August 15 (PIA) – Department of Public Works and Highways Cagayan Valley Regional Director Melanio C. Briosos announced that construction works already started for the P260 Million Tawi bridge project in Peñablanca, Cagayan. read more>>



DOT Conducts Product Development Workshops in Northeast Coast Cagayan and Coastal Isabela

To prepare the tourism attractions for the influx of tourists, the Department of Tourism designs and implements relevant Product Development Programs in the destinations of local government units. read more>>



29th National Statistics Month to focus on tourism

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 23 (PIA) — The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) encourages everyone to be part of the year’s celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month this October. read more>>



Cagayan North Int’l Airport ready for commercial flights

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 20 (PIA) – The Cagayan North International Airport is now ready for commercial flights, both domestic and international, after it was granted accreditation by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). read more>>



Philippine Harvest promotes sustainable farm tourism.

Sustainable and responsible tourism will be the focus of the second edition of the Philippine Harvest under the helm of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be staged at the Central Square Mall at Bonifacio High Street, Global City in Taguig from August 24-26. read more>>



DPWH upgrades, widens roads in Quirino

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 22 (PIA) — In a bid to boost tourism and economic activities in the province, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Quirino District Engineering Office (DPWH-QDEO) is now fast tracking the completion of the road upgrading project leading to the province’s famous Aglipay Caves. read more>>



New law declares 5 Cagayan Valley’s protected areas as national parks

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 7 (PIA) – Five protected areas in the Cagayan Valley Region are recently classified as national parks.These areas with a total of 225,424.44 hectares are included in Republic Act (RA) 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 which amended RA 7586 otherwise known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992. read more>>



P447-M road projects to boost 2nd district Cagayan tourism

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 7 (PIA) – -The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Cagayan Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-CSDEO) continues to build  better roads to make tourism destinations in Cagayan more accessible to the public. read more>>



Tourist arrivals increase 12%, visitor receipts up by 14% for in 1st quarter of 2018 for Region 2.


Tourist arrivals for the first quarter of 2018 registered an increase of 12.13% over the same period last year.  Tourist arrivals totaling to 268,477 is composed of 191,296 domestic and 77,181 foreign tourists. Data source for tourist arrivals are from the accommodation establishments within the region. read more>>



Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant


The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2018 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based planning, decision-making, and policy formulation. read more>>



Shopping is more fun in the PHL, say tourists

RETAILERS, rejoice!

Shopping tops the list of tourist activities in the Philippines, a survey of foreign visitors last year by the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed. read more>>



DOT rolls out new Progressive Accreditation System

The Department of Tourism, Region 2 conducted a series of orientation seminars on Progressive Accreditation System (PAS) to tourism enterprises and the Local Government Units. read more>>



DOT supports pioneering Cagayan Valley Climate Change Consortium

The Department of Tourism – Cagayan Valley and the Northern Philippine Islands has signed the Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Cagayan Valley Climate Change Consortium (CVCCC) on May 3, 2018 at Cagayan State University, Andrews Campus. DOT Regional Director Virgilio Maguigad was present as one of the signatories of the consortium during the ceremonial MOA signing that was led by Cagayan State University President Urdujah Tejada and witnessed by Climate Change Commissioner Noel Antonio Gaerlan, and Dr. Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute. read more>>



1.07 million tourists visit Cagayan Valley and North Philippine Islands in 2017

The Cagayan Valley and North Philippine Islands recorded a total of 2,539,837 visitor arrivals, composed of 1,468,876 same Day Visitors and 1,070,961 tourists. This is the first time the region has exceeded one million tourist arrivals. read more>>



Batanes gets its own Tourist Police

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2, in partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP),recently conducted the 2-day Crisis Management and Tourist Safety & Security Seminar for Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection (TOPCOP) Phase II for the Province of Batanes on May 9-10, 2018 held at the PNP Conference Hall,  Basco, Batanes. read more>>



Puyat gets warm welcome at DOT

Manila, Philippines — 

A mood of renewed hope and confidence filled the main offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.,Belair, Makati City as some 500 employees warmly welcomed newly-appointed DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on her first day at the helm.

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Groups welcome Puyat’s appointment as DOT chief

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Various tourism industry associations warmly welcomed the appointment of Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT). read more>>


Calayan hosts tourism product development for 2nd District of Cagayan

The Department of Tourism Region 2 recently concluded Workshop on Tourism Product Development for the 2nd District Municipalities in the Province of Cagayan held at the Island Municipality of Calayan, Cagayan last 11-14 April, 2018. read more>>


Santa Ana Cagayan debuts as cruise tourism destination

Santa Ana town hosted a cruise for the first time in history, according to Mayor Darwin Tobias. The M/V Silver Discoverer dropped its anchor in Sta. Ana on March 18. The M/V Silver Discoverer is a leading luxury expedition vessel under the company of Silversea Expeditions. The marine vessel has more than 100 guests and 100 crew arrived at San Vicente Port. read more>>


Inclusive Local Growth (ILoG) through River Tourism launched in Peñablanca

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2 in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 and the Local Government Unit of Penablanca gathered together last March 16 for the launching of the Inclusive Local Growth (ILoG) project through river tourism. read more>>


Batanes Recipient of the World Toilet Association Funding

On March 26, 2018 officials from the World Toilet Association (WTA) arrived in the Batanes to officially turn-over the newly built toilet with an Ivatan stone house design, a facility that can be used continuously and maintained by the community. read more>>



Cebu Pacific launches flights to Batanes

Cebu Pacific along with its wholly owned subsidiary CebGo left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 and took its inaugural flight to the Island Province of Batanes on March 28, 2018. read more>>

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