The city also suspended the CARAA Games and the popular night market.
After moving the Panagbenga Festival from February to March, Baguio has "completely" canceled the yearly event due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat. Mayor Benjamin Magalong made the announcement hours after Pres. Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of public health emergency
Major cherry blossom festivals have already been canceled.
Joining the number of canceled public festivals due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 threat are major cherry blossom festivals in Japan.The traditional flower viewing spring celebration, which rakes in millions of tourists every year, will not push through in Tokyo
Here's what you need to know if you've already made plans.
Due to the threat of the corona virus disease or COVID-19, the office of the municipal mayor of Sagada has suspended eco-tourism activities.The executive order was announced on February 13 on the Sagada Tourism Facebook page."All eco-tourism
Major airlines have canceled all Philippines-Taiwan flights until further notice.
Taiwan is now included in the travel ban imposed by the Philippines as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus threat. Department of Health spokesperson Eric Domingo said yesterday, February 10, that the ban was implemented late last week, according to CNN
Over 10,000 volunteers have helped during the #BattleForManilaBay.
A year after its rehabilitation has started in 2019, Manila Bay's water quality has finally improved according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Data from the department's Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) showed that coliform levels at
The island continues its efforts for rehabilitation.
Sixty-six Olive Ridley turtles were released back into the wild in Boracay on January 10, 2020. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of Region 6 expressed their support for this latest project and the continuing vigilance of the stakeholders
The mystery pneumonia brought back fears of a resurgence of SARS.
The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) was given orders by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to practice stricter surveillance of incoming travelers from China after an outbreak of a number of reported cases of a mystery viral pneumonia in the Chinese city of
Yachiyo Imamoto from Japan is the Philippines' eight-millionth visitor for 2019!
The Department of Tourism celebrates a milestone for the Philippines' tourism industry today. The total number of tourist arrivals in the country for 2019 has already reached a historic eight million mark, exceeding the 7.1 million record for 2018!DOT
The teardrop-shaped island has bested Bali as a top tourist attraction.
Are you planning a trip to Siargao in 2020? If so, now is the best time to make those 2020 travel goals a reality! This is because the teardrop-shaped island has been named as one of the "Top Holiday Destinations For
It's next in line after the rehabilitation of Boracay and Palawan.
The Summer Capital of the Philippines is next in line for government rehabilitation, as confirmed by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. The move comes after the successful rehabilitation of Boracay Island and the on-going efforts being done in Palawan and other
You can now follow @tourismphilippines!
With people saying "pics or it didn't happen" as a standard reaction to things even in just the slightest amount surprising or different, everything-from events, travels, celebrity sightings, to even what you just had for lunch-is now being
'Their Philippine destination wish list is just a click away.'
With an estimated 11,000 visitors in the Philippines to watch the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is making the most of the opportunity to promote the best of what the country has to offer, with the
Kennon Road is the fastest way to Baguio.
If you've ever been to Baguio, chances are you've had the experience of going up to the Philippines' summer capital via the scenic Kennon Road. While it's the fastest route to the city, it's also more dangerous as
Amanpulo Resort in Palawan was also named as the 'World’s Leading Dive Resort.'
The beauty of Philippine waters and its vibrant marine life received prestigious awards from the World Travel Awards (WTA) during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019, held in the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on November 28.The Philippines was named
The elphants will gradually be moved to a nearby forest.
Riding on top of an elephant has long been on the many travel to-do lists, but that won't be the case in Angkor Wat as Cambodia banned the tourist activity recently. According to a report from CNN, Apsara, the management
Congratulations to our newest Pinay beauty queen!
A Filipina beauty queen brings home another crown! The Philippines' representative to the Miss Tourism International 2019 pageant, Cyrille Payumo, successfully won the title, beating 38 other contestants. The event was held in Malaysia on the night of November 8.Cyrille
More than six million people visited the Philippines from January to September 2019.
The tourism industry in the Philippines continues to flourish this year, with a 14.37 percent increase in visitor arrivals compared to last year, according to the Department of Tourism.DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, "the figures look very promising, and
The magazine cited island hopping and shopping as some of the best things to do here!
The Philippines bagged the eighth spot in the list of countries favored by travelers in the Conde Nast Traveler's Top 20 Countries in the World: Readers Choice Awards 2019. The country got a whopping 90.63 score from the votes of
Are these destinations in your travel bucket list?
One thing that you probably always make budget for is traveling. It's a pretty good investment after all, and there's really no price tag on a great experience. But while you may already consider yourself a plane-hopping
Sorry, cane umbrellas are still prohibited in carry-on luggage.
Foldable umbrellas are a must-have in every CosmoGirl's travel essentials. Not only does it protect your skin from the harsh sun, but it also serves its purpose to keep you dry when it begins to rain.If you're flying
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